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Disasters
     

Disasters

by David Burnie
 

A comprehensive modern reference book all about disasters for expert readers.

In this exciting addition to Scholastic's Discover More series, follow a tornado chaser into the heart of a storm, track the path taken by a hurricane as it sweeps the Ocean, or find out which natural disaster is the world's worst killer. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations show

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A comprehensive modern reference book all about disasters for expert readers.

In this exciting addition to Scholastic's Discover More series, follow a tornado chaser into the heart of a storm, track the path taken by a hurricane as it sweeps the Ocean, or find out which natural disaster is the world's worst killer. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations show how natural disasters occur and the destruction they wreak. Timelines show events unfolding minute-by-minute or hour-by-hour. Read eyewitness accounts from people who have lived to tell the tale and mind-blowing, up-to-the minute facts and figures.

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Publishers Weekly
This addition to the Discover More series offers captivating photographs that show the effects of earthquakes, floods, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, and other events. Firsthand accounts from survivors, witnesses, and rescue workers offer an inside perspective on such recent disasters as the 2010 Haitian earthquake and Hurricane Katrina. Charts, graphs, sidebars, and digital illustrations demonstrate how tornados, hurricanes, and tsunamis form, and a section about how humans can cause natural disasters discusses global warming, overpopulation, and the spread of disease. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of both the complex conditions that cause disasters and of the lives that they affect. Ages 10�14. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Kristi Bernard
Wicked weather, earthquakes, flooding, tsunamis, wildfires, and the threat of asteroids has Scholastic providing readers with a closer look at some of our world's biggest disasters. We all know that no place is safe. Recent events are depicted with real life photos of wildfires in Russia, monsoons in Pakistan, and the well-known earthquake in Haiti that left over one million people homeless. Readers will not see only the devastation left behind but also the tools and people who work hard to predict when these events may occur. Meteorologist collect evidence and launch weather balloons that carry equipment right into thunderclouds so they can measure the atmosphere. The earth has been unstable for a long time. Readers will learn about landslides and how the earth's crusts move. Each page is filled with alarming yet interesting facts along with diagrams and guides to help readers better understand how disasters happen. Links to websites that house videos, weather warnings and alerts can be found here too. Readers will also become engaged as they learn more about global warming and its causes. The earth is becoming over populated which is a great burden for our planet. The United Nations called October 31, 2011 "7 Billion Day," the day the world's population reached 7 billion. Asteroids are another threat; readers can visit the NASA website to keep up-to-date on what is coming from space. A glossary in the back will help readers understand complex words found throughout this amazing guide. Parents and teachers will love this treasure chest of information. This guide will be handy in any classroom and will open up dialogue with students who watch the news and question the world around them. Librarians can utilize the links and resources to keep students informed and eager to learn more about the photographers, researchers and the types of equipment used,as well as, why disasters happen. Reviewer: Kristi Bernard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545479738
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Series:
Scholastic Discover More Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
IG1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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