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The Science Behind Killer Storms

Series: The Science Behind Natural Disasters

By Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. With powerful wind gusts, many inches of rain, and a deadly storm surge, the massive hurricane flooded large swaths of New Orleans. In HURRICANES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND KILLER STORMS the authors examine with step-by-step detail how these natural disasters develop, the scientific methods used to track and predict them, and the measures families should take to protect themselves.

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Other books in The Science Behind Natural Disasters

<h2><a href="../Earthquakes/3517">Earthquakes: <i>The Science Behind Seismic Shocks and Tsunamis</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Floods/3518">Floods: <i>The Science Behind Raging Waters and Mudslides</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Tornadoes/3520">Tornadoes: <i>The Science Behind Terrible Twisters</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Volcanoes/3521">Volcanoes: <i>The Science Behind Fiery Eruptions</i></a></h2>
<h2><a href="../Wildfires/3522">Wildfires: <i>The Science Behind Raging Infernos</i></a></h2>

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<h2><a href="../Handy_Health_Guide_to_Asthma/4124">Handy Health Guide to Asthma</a></h2>
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"The Science Behind Natural Disasters series contains good Earth science content for readers in grades 3 through 12. It provides context for current events, makes textbook lessons more relevant, and encourages students to develop better informational reading skills."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted August 11, 2009

"This new series, intended for reluctant readers, is a significant contribution to middle grade literature pertaining to weather and natural disasters. The content is well-researched and accurate, and presented in a clear, concise, and engaging fashion . . . These books will certainly hold the interest of their target audience even while teaching a lot of science and providing valuable information for personal and academic use."

Library Media Connection, October 2009

"The chapters on hurricanes are written clearly and presented in a logical sequence . . . a good source for weather reports."

Highlands Regional Library Cooperative, May 8, 2009

". . . this would serve as a beginning point for those unfamiliar with hurricanes, and the reading level and layout are sophisticated enough that it would work well for middle school students who struggle with reading."

Children's Literature

"Scientific explanations are accompanied by plentiful color diagrams that will help students to grasp causes and effects."

School Library Journal, Fall 2009

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