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Natural Disasters
     

Natural Disasters

by Clare Oliver, Gary Bines, Rodney Blackall (Other), Brian Baptie (Other), Gary Boller (Illustrator)
 

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With full-color maps in a spectacular three-dimensional rendering, the Atlas in the Round series offers an amazing perspective on Earth Studies and Natural Science. Natural Disasters is an eye-opening look at the world's tremendous natural forces and their awesome capacity for destruction. Floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, avalanches, tornadoes, volcanos --

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With full-color maps in a spectacular three-dimensional rendering, the Atlas in the Round series offers an amazing perspective on Earth Studies and Natural Science. Natural Disasters is an eye-opening look at the world's tremendous natural forces and their awesome capacity for destruction. Floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, avalanches, tornadoes, volcanos -- this atlas puts the workings of the earth into exciting context and offers children an excellent way to learn about the most powerful forces of nature.

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Children's Literature
The natural disaster hot spots of the Earth are organized by continents in this information book, one in the publisher's "Atlas in the Round" series. The pages display an attractive layout of smallish but outstanding photos, excellent global maps with a consistent symbol system and well-written text. Captions are fully descriptive and enhance the delivery of information. Only the extreme weather events unique to a geographic area are described. Examples include tornadoes of midwestern North America, summer monsoons of southern Asia and avalanches in the Alps of Europe are examples. Actual effects are reported from disasters of the past. Peru's earthquake of 1970 resulted in 66,800 deaths. In the Sahara drought of 1967, 400,000 died from starvation. Readers will learn the incredible power of nature's destructive forces around the world. The book is filled with a variety of facts tied closely to its theme. It is organized skillfully and is colorful in its design. Use it in elementary grades as a platform for studies of geography, weather, environment and historical events that shape human lives.
—Jacki Vawter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307201652
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/08/1999
Series:
Totally Amazing Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
IG860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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