Environmental Disasters (Saddleback Disasters Series)

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This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers in mind, these riveting 64-page softcover books offer short chapters on significant disasters. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading. As society moves forward technologically and scientifically, pollution wrecks the ...
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Overview


This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers in mind, these riveting 64-page softcover books offer short chapters on significant disasters. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading. As society moves forward technologically and scientifically, pollution wrecks the natural environment. Learn here about the tragic effects of industrial accidents such as the Great Smog of London, Love Canal, the Hanford nuclear plant, the Exxon Valdez, Chernobyl, and Bhopal.
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Society forgets some of the environmental mishaps that threaten our environment. Seven of the not-so-known environmental threats are all mentioned in this book. The disasters are as follows: the Cuyahoga River in Ohio; the London smog of 1952; the Love Canal of the 1970s; the nuclear power plant of Hanford, Washington; the Valdez and Alaska; the Chernobyl fire; and the Bhopal India gas leak. Each chapter intricately describes each event by providing details of who, what, when, how, and why. The book contains a time line, key terms, and a did-you-know section. Reluctant readers, as well as those interested in science and our environment will enjoy this page-turning mini-book. Read to find out where fires exploded, where chemicals were spilled, where the A-bomb was made, and where lives were lost and saved. Read how Los Angeles residents survived a city filled with smog, and what happened when a tanker leaked oil into the Alaskan Prince William Sound. These disasters not only affected people, but they destroyed the lives of many animals and threatened and endangered some animal species. Teachers can use this book in the classroom for a great informational source. Students can use it for researching these disasters or for a good read. 2004, Saddleback Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kelly Grebinoski
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562546540
  • Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Saddleback Disasters Series
  • Edition description: Non-Fiction Readers
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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