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X-treme Disasters That Changed America

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As gripping as the screeching winds from a ferocious storm, X-treme Disasters That Changed America recounts the destructive force of some of America's worst natural disasters. Told in a compelling narrative style, each book highlights a particular disaster through the descriptive story of historic people who survived the tragedy-and those who did not. From tornadoes, blizzards, and wildfires, to tsunamis, earthquakes, and dust storms, students will learn the causes of natural disasters, and discover scientific advances in natural-disaster research and safety procedures. Vivid full-color photographs, maps, and diagrams guarantee to capture students' attention.

 
Title   ATOS Format Qty
X-treme Disasters That Changed America (8 titles)
Cover: Dust Bowl!: The 1930s Black Blizzards Dust Bowl!: The 1930s Black Blizzards 4.0
Cover: Flood!: The 1993 Midwest Downpours Flood!: The 1993 Midwest Downpours 4.3
Cover: Hurricane!: The 1900 Galveston Night of Terror Hurricane!: The 1900 Galveston Night of Terror 4.5
Cover: Ice Storm!: The 1998 Freeze Ice Storm!: The 1998 Freeze 4.7
Cover: Tornado!: The 1974 Super Outbreak Tornado!: The 1974 Super Outbreak 4.0
Cover: Tsunami!: The 1946 Hilo Wave of Terror Tsunami!: The 1946 Hilo Wave of Terror 4.0
Cover: Volcano!: The 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption Volcano!: The 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption 4.5
Cover: Wildfire!: The 1871 Peshtigo Firestorm Wildfire!: The 1871 Peshtigo Firestorm 3.9
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF025200
Genre Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2005
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series X-treme Disasters That Changed America
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781597160216
Title Format Reinforced book
Dimensions 8 x 10
 

X-Treme Disasters

Since tsunamis made the headlines in late 2004, students have been clamoring for books on natural disasters. This series, which covers an historic blizzard, tsunami, earthquake, tornado, wild fire, and the Dust Bowl, would be appropriate for children eight years and older. The layout of the pages is child friendly with authentic photographs; some of the books set up the photographs as a photo album. Some of the photographs are b&w, while others are in color, depending on the time period discussed. These pictures definitely add to the text and clarify it. The borders enhance the text and overall presentation of the information. There is a fact bar included on alternate pages and maps indicating where the disaster occurs. Each book in this series is well organized and clear. The authors begin each book with a person who is about to personally experience the disaster. They then proceed to explain what causes it, along with a clear diagram and simple language. This series presents an in-depth examination of each disaster presented. Students will find this series easy to navigate and will gain a thorough understanding of each disaster discussed. The authors include a Read More section and user-friendly Web sites. This series is a must for all libraries. Glossary. Index. Recommended.

X-Treme Disasters

Full review available in the November 2005 issue of School Library Journal.

X-Treme Disasters

Full review available in the November 2005 issue of School Library Journal.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs