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Earthquake: Perspectives on Earthquake Disasters
     

Earthquake: Perspectives on Earthquake Disasters

by Anne Rooney
 

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What is it like to witness an earthquake? This book looks at the Haitian and other earthquakes, using firsthand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists, and the media.

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What is it like to witness an earthquake? This book looks at the Haitian and other earthquakes, using firsthand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists, and the media.

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VOYA, April 2015 (Vol. 38, No. 1) - Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Heinemann’s five-book series on natural phenomena covers headline catastrophes—earthquakes, hurricanes, meteors, tornadoes, and tsunamis. Numerous sidebars, maps, and pictures illustrate actual destruction and rescue, and offer advice on how to anticipate calamity and protect people and property from harm. Commentary covers a variety of situations impacting communities and animals, and explains the logistics of searches for the missing and dead by local teams and specialists from WorldVision, National Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the United Nations. The authors make judicious use of boldface and bulleted lists, notably, supply pantries and first aid for such injuries as concussion, trauma, and hypothermia. Photos particularize both genders, children and adults, and multiple races, and dramatize the need for earth-movers, cranes, and protective gloves, boots, and hardhats. A valuable element, children’s stories of terrifying experiences offer insight into shantytowns, tent cities, looting, and unstable buildings. Texts precede reading lists, research topics, timelines, glossaries, and indexes. Vocabulary extends to scientific terms (tectonics, telecommunication satellites, gradient, distill), political aspects (expatriate, grant, curfew), engineering (levee, latrine, hydraulic jack), medical (cholera, hospital ship, field hospital), and human intermediaries (missionary, damage-assessment team, psychotherapy). A superbly conceived and executed series, Heinemann’s introduction to disasters prepares readers for global news, as well as threats to home and self. This series is an excellent, sensibly priced choice for homeschooling, classrooms, and public libraries. (Disaster Dossiers) Reviewer: Mary Ellen Snodgrass; Ages 11 to 14.
Children's Literature - Bonita Herold
Focusing primarily on the earthquake in Haiti, Earthquake: Perspectives on Earthquake Disasters explains the entire process of an earthquake from the time it is reported to its ongoing aftermath. Rooney includes firsthand accounts to describe events and experiences, using the thoughts of eyewitnesses, survivors, emergency services, scientists, and the media. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010. A damage-assessment team was quickly involved, and the U.S. Coast Guard flew over Haiti to assess the situation. By January 14, 2010, more than 20 countries sent aid. Eventually, around 300,000 deaths and 196,000 injuries were reported; 190,000 houses were badly damaged with 105,000 completely destroyed. The majority of government buildings were destroyed as well. Overall, 1.5 million people became homeless. The devastation brought out the best in people and organizations, and scientists are trying to share what they learned. Like the other books in the “Disaster Dossiers” series, this one is quite informative. Reviewer: Bonita Herold; Ages 11 to 16.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484601860
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Disaster Dossiers Series
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 16 Years

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