Hurricanes

Hurricanes

by Jean Allen
     
 

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Explains why hurricanes occur and describes the technology used to study them, the damage these natural disasters inflict, and some of the more famous hurricanes in history.

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Explains why hurricanes occur and describes the technology used to study them, the damage these natural disasters inflict, and some of the more famous hurricanes in history.

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Children's Literature
Hurricanes are nature's largest storms¾violent, unpredictable and life changing. In this story-like narrative, readers learn the cause, the clout and the devastation of some of the most famous cyclones to pass over the earth. Broken into five manageable chapters, the science lessons are punctuated by photographs, including satellite and infrared images and many shots of the destruction caused by the whim of the storms. The physiology of a storm is covered, as well as specific storms, such as Andrew in Miami, Mitch in Central America and Camille on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Bonus information at the end of the book includes Internet sites, useful addresses and suggested titles for additional reading. The book is part of a four-part series called "Natural Disasters." 2001, Capstone Books, $21.26. Ages 8 to 11. Reviewer: Deborah Zink Roffino
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Narrow in scope, these easy-to-read books are reasonable additions to heavily used sections of the 551s. They discuss the causes, effects, and power of the featured catastrophes, as well as methods of predicting them, safety measures, and famous disasters of their kind. Each two-page spread contains a photograph, map, or chart; nearly all are in color and many, especially in Earthquakes, are full-page. Unfortunately, they're more decorative than informative. Dorothy Souza's Hurricanes (1994) and Sally Walker's Earthquakes (1995, both Carolrhoda), Seymour Simon's attractive Earthquakes (Morrow, 1991), and Patricia Lauber's powerful Hurricanes (Scholastic, 1996) are all better choices.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736834674
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Natural Disasters Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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