Disasters

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Ned Halley

Kingfisher

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Throughout history there have been sudden, terrible events that have shaken the world. Sometimes they are natural disasters, such as the catastrophic eruption of the island of Krakatau or the devastating Tokyo earthquake of 1923, while others are man-made, ranging from the infamous sinking of the Titanic to the deadly Chernobyl meltdown of 1986. This fascinating book delves into the causes of both natural and man-made disasters, and studies people's attempts to learn from them. Dramatic, full-color illustrations and photographs depict the natural calamities that sometimes confront life on our planet, including tsunamis, tornadoes, pandemics, volcanic eruptions, asteroid impacts, and earthquakes, not to mention cataclysms of man's own making, such as airplane crashes, radioactive fallout, and fuel-spills from oil tankers. Informative text and captions explore the causes and consequences of these events, and make this a valuable reference for any budding environmentalist. The book concludes with a look at environmental dangers, such as global warming, and suggests some of the ways in which they might be avoided. Includes a glossary and comprehensive index.

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Ned Halley

Ned Halley is the author of a number of children's books. He has contributed to such bestsellers as How To Do Just About Anything, and How Is It Done? A former director of the US publisher Rodale Press, Ned now writes from his home in Somerset, England.

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Disasters
Ned Halley

Hardcover

Hardcover
Kingfisher
September 1999
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780753452219
ISBN10: 0753452219
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
12 2/5 x 9 9/10 inches, 63 pages, With full color photographs and illustrations
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$16.95
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