Droughts

Droughts

by Anne Ylvisaker
     
 

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Explains why droughts occur, describes the damage this natural disaster inflicts, the difficulty in predicting them, and some of the worst droughts in history.

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Explains why droughts occur, describes the damage this natural disaster inflicts, the difficulty in predicting them, and some of the worst droughts in history.

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Children's Literature
A drought is a potentially devastating disaster that occurs when water becomes sparse, as this book fully explains. Author Ylvisaker covers the importance of the weather and the water cycle and how these can cause a drought. Color photos of drought results, such as cracked earth and dying crops, provide readers with a visual understanding of how extreme droughts can be. Sections on surviving and planning for a drought teach the importance of smart farming and ways everyone can conserve water. This book also provides information about famous droughts and an interesting chart that shows the year and the staggering number of people that died during each one since 1865. A glossary, a list of book references and useful addresses, and an index are included. Another helpful section provides an easy-to-use Web site address that has links to more information concerning droughts. These links were chosen by this publisher's editors and are easy to use. This title is part of the "Natural Disasters" series. 2003, Capstone Press,
— Cherie Ilg Haas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736815055
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Natural Disasters Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Ylvisaker is the author of Dear Papa, which Booklist named a Top Ten Youth First Novel, and Little Klein, a Book Sense Pick and winner of numerous awards. Formerly of Iowa and Minnesota, Anne Ylvisaker now lives in California.

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