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Disasters

Natural and Man-made Catastrophes Through the Centuries
Guiberson, Brenda Z. (Book - 2010 )
Disasters
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"Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible devastation and magnitude. In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes ... Brenda Guiberson explores the causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these calamitous events."--barnesandnoble.com
Authors: Guiberson, Brenda Z.
Title: Disasters
natural and man-made catastrophes through the centuries
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 228 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Brenda Z. Guiberson
Notes: "Christy Ottaviano Books."
Contents: Smallpox: the parasitic horror
Great Chicago fire: October 8, 1871
Johnstown flood: May 31, 1889
San Francisco shaking: April 18, 1906
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire: March 25, 1911
Titanic: April 15, 1912
Blue skin and bloody sputum: pandemic flu of 1918
No water, no jobs, no relief: the Dust Bowl of the 1930s
Mammoth shakes and monster waves, destruction in 12 countries: December 26, 2004
Hurricane Katrina and the drowning of New Orleans: August 29, 2005
Summary: "Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible devastation and magnitude. In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes ... Brenda Guiberson explores the causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these calamitous events."--barnesandnoble.com
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
ISBN: 9780805081701
0805081704
Branch Call Number: j 904 G944d 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-218) and index
Subject Headings: Disasters Juvenile literature Natural disasters Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Disasters
Natural disasters
LCCN: 2009018908
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In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes, the forces of nature will astonish you with their incredible devastation and magnitude. gr. 5-9


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