Terrorists, Tornados, and Tsunamis: How to Prepare for Life's Danger Zonesby John C. Orndorff, Suzanne Harper, Suzanne Harper, Joana De Penna
From threats of terrorism to crime to hurricanes to blizzards, unexpected and unwelcome events can happen at any time. This book, from terrorism expert Lt. Colonel John C. Orndorff, has a simple message: Don't panic! Unpredictable occurrences are a part of life. This book provides/i>
Are you prepared? The definitive kids' guide to how to think and act fast
From threats of terrorism to crime to hurricanes to blizzards, unexpected and unwelcome events can happen at any time. This book, from terrorism expert Lt. Colonel John C. Orndorff, has a simple message: Don't panic! Unpredictable occurrences are a part of life. This book provides the tools to prepare young people to face many of these disasters. With planning and a little knowledge, anyone can take charge of their own security and learn how to be safe. Illustrated and full of advice and comfort, this book should be required reading for kids in today's often dangerous world.
Gr 6-9 - Orndorff and Harper describe several disasters and offer tips on preparing for, avoiding, and staying safe during each one. Chapters devoted to terrorism, crime, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and winter storms include "briefing notes," or descriptions of the events, and a "stay safe guide" with suggested precautions in specific situations, such as avoiding crime at school, at home, or in the neighborhood. An added chapter includes briefer information on lightning, mudslides, avalanches, wildfires, tsunamis, and volcanoes. In general, the suggestions are sensible and practical, and those beyond children's power suggest steps they may encourage their parents to take. The authors are careful to remind readers of the low probability of these events, and they strike a good balance between explaining the causes of each phenomenon without going overboard with scientific or sociological background. The writing is workmanlike, direct, and to the point. Whimsical drawings help demonstrate the ideas presented. Overall, this is a practical guide to realistic steps to take to plan for and minimize the impact of disasters. -Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OHCopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.62(d)
- Age Range:
- 7 - 13 Years
Meet the Author
Lt. Colonel John C. Orndorff is retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he specialized in terrorist prevention. He travels the world, working with American embassies, the ROTC, and other organizations to help counter acts of terrorism. He lives in Tennessee.
Suzanne Harper, a novelist and playwright, was the editor of Disney Adventures magazine for over five years. She lives in New York City, where she is always prepared for the unexpected.
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