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Normal rice plants drown if flooded for more than a few days. Waterproof rice can live under water for up to two weeks.

Inside, you'll Find:

Which secret ingredient helped save a 650-year-old bridge in a flood

Diagrams, a time line, maps, photos-and what can happen when people drain wetlands

Surprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze ...

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Overview

Normal rice plants drown if flooded for more than a few days. Waterproof rice can live under water for up to two weeks.

Inside, you'll Find:

Which secret ingredient helped save a 650-year-old bridge in a flood

Diagrams, a time line, maps, photos-and what can happen when people drain wetlands

Surprising, TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531213513
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 275,146
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Water world

What could make a plant drown? 7

2 Why Floods Happen

Why does the ground sometimes not soak up water 11

3 Living on the Edge

When can flooding be a good thing? 19

New Orleans

Why is flooding such a problem in New Orleans? 24

4 Keeping Out the Water

What is a levee, and how does it work? 27

5 Picking Up the Pieces

What kind of home would you build after a flood? 33

6 Getting Ready

What do sandbags and high-tech pumps have in common? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About theAuthor 48

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