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Children's LiteratureSociety 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.