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Worst Avalanches of All Time, The

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In an instant, a beautiful white mountainside can become a deadly stampede of snow. Avalanche! These sudden landslides of snow, ice, and rocks can wipe out entire towns. Prepare to learn about history's most devastating avalanches.

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Overview

In an instant, a beautiful white mountainside can become a deadly stampede of snow. Avalanche! These sudden landslides of snow, ice, and rocks can wipe out entire towns. Prepare to learn about history's most devastating avalanches.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429684170
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Epic Disasters Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,402,026
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kara Garbe Balcerzak has been writing for fun ever since elementary school, when she wrote a series of mystery stories starring her two best friends. Now, as an adult, she's the author of several children's books as well as published essays about her life experiences. She is currently writing a memoir about her experiences living and teaching in Burkina Faso, West Africa, where she spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer. In addition to writing, Kara loves traveling, camping, teaching, and eating international food. She grew up in Virginia, but now lives in Minnesota with her husband, two stepsons, and a lot of houseplants.
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Table of Contents

A Wall of Snow 4

Ancient Avalanche 6

The Collapsed Glacier 8

War in the Alps 10

Tragedy on the Tracks 12

Isolated in India 14

A Matter of Minutes 16

Failure in the Alps 18

Death in the Himalayas 20

The Winter of Terror 22

The High Mountain Road 24

The Summer Avalanche 26

Living with Avalanches 28

Glossary 30

Read More 31

Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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