Disasters—People in Peril

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 5–9

This revised series provides detailed overviews of devastating world disasters, weaving important background information with gripping accounts from survivors and victims.

  • High-interest topics great for reluctant readers
  • Illustrates the scientific principles behind the disaster and includes dramatic accounts from survivors and victims
  • New design and color photographs
  • Supports the History/Social Studies and Earth Science curricula
  • 7 1/2” x 9”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2012
  • Series Lexile: 1020
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Deadly Storm Alert!

Deadly Storm Alert!

The Dangerous El Niño and La Niña

Carmen Bredeson
Twisting tornadoes leveled small towns in Florida. Floods washed out roads and homes in Peru. Severe droughts in Indonesia caused roaring forest fires, leaving animals starving. Is it possible that all these deadly disasters were caused by the same weather event? Yes, and its name is El Niño...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4014-4
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Deadly Waves

Deadly Waves

Tsunamis

Mary Dodson Wade
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. Buildings trembled, some collapsing, and fires started. But the earthquake had stirred up something even deadlier: a tsunami...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4018-2
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Fiery Volcano

Fiery Volcano

The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

Carmen Bredeson
From his observation point just five miles from Mount St. Helens, geologist David Johnston said "This is it!" before his radio went dead. Johnston watched the volcano explode. His body was never found...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4015-1
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Forty-Nine Minutes of Madness

Forty-Nine Minutes of Madness

The Columbine High School Shooting

Judy L. Hasday
April 20, 1999, was an ordinary school day for students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Classrooms were full of students finishing their last assignments before final exams. When the bell rang for the first lunch period, some went outside to enjoy the warm weather...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4013-7
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Homegrown Terror

Homegrown Terror

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Victoria Sherrow
At the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a quiet spring day began like any other in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Government employees arrived for a busy workday. Parents dropped their children off at the day care center...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4016-8
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Unsinkable!

Unsinkable!

The TITANIC Shipwreck

Michael D. Cole
The TITANIC was the largest ocean liner ever built. Shipbuilders hailed its state-of-the-art design. First-class passengers enjoyed extravagant luxuries onboard. But on April 15, 1912, five days after departing on its maiden voyage, disaster struck...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4017-5
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