Hurricanes (Kingfisher Readers Series: Level 5)

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How do hurricanes begin, and what happens when they strike land? Moving from the general to the specific, this book explains the life cycle of a hurricane, and then relates what happened when famous hurricanes hit the United States and other countries around the world. All Level 5 readers are for students fast developing in confidence and ability. There is more difficult vocabulary, more text, more sophisticated information, and a range of tenses and sentence types.

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Overview

How do hurricanes begin, and what happens when they strike land? Moving from the general to the specific, this book explains the life cycle of a hurricane, and then relates what happened when famous hurricanes hit the United States and other countries around the world. All Level 5 readers are for students fast developing in confidence and ability. There is more difficult vocabulary, more text, more sophisticated information, and a range of tenses and sentence types.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753469330
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Kingfisher Readers Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 814,700
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRIS OXLADE is an experienced author of information books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, geography, sports, and hobbies.

 

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Table of Contents

A hurricane strikes 4

What is a hurricane? 6

Where and when? 8

The life cycle of a hurricane 10

How hurricanes begin 12

The structure of a hurricane 14

Hurricane winds 16

Wind damage 18

Hurricane Andrew 20

Rain and floods 22

Typhoon Morakot 24

Mudslides on Pinatubo 26

Storm surges 28

Katrina's storm surge 30

Cyclones in Bangladesh 32

Hurricane spotters 34

Making predictions 36

Preparing for a hurricane 38

Surviving a hurricane 40

The worst hurricanes 42

Predict to prepare 44

Glossary 46

Index 48

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