The Hindenburg Explosion: Core Events of a Disaster in the Air

The Hindenburg Explosion: Core Events of a Disaster in the Air

by Steven Otfinoski

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The Hindenburg Explosion: Core Events of a Disaster in the Air by Steven Otfinoski

Before commercial airplanes became a common form of travel, giant airships were a popular mode of long distance transportation for those who could afford it. But airships could be quite dangerous. In an instant, they could explode or catch fire. Explore what happened when the Hindenburg ignited and became a flaming fireball in the sky. Could anyone survive such a horrific disaster?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476551333
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Capstone What Went Wrong? Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 639,839
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Steven Otfinoski has written more than 150 books for young readers. Three of his nonfiction books have been chosen Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Steve is also a playwright and has his own theater company that brings one-person plays about American history to schools. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is a teacher. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Thirty-four Seconds of Terror 4

Chapter 2 Deadly Hydrogen 14

Chapter 3 Tragedies in the Sky 20

Chapter 4 The End of an Era 26

Glossary 30

Internet Sites 30

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 31

Read More 31

Index 32

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