The Science Behind Natural Disasters

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 5–9

This series captures the excitement and terror of a natural disaster using interesting examples and anecdotes to drive home key science concepts. Dramatic full-color photos and illustrations show that science can be exciting. Each reluctant reader title features question-and-answer fact boxes designed to get readers thinking.

  • Action-packed text will capture the imagination of the reluctant reader
  • Award-winning authors explain the science of these disasters
  • Question-and-answer fact boxes designed to get readers thinking
  • Dramatic full-color photos and illustrations
  • Supports the History/Social Studies, Earth Science Curricula
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains question-and-answer fact boxes, chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list and Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2009
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Earthquakes

Earthquakes

The Science Behind Seismic Shocks and Tsunamis

Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn
Unfortunately, scientists still have no way of predicting earth-shaking disasters. EARTHQUAKES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND SEISMIC SHOCKS AND TSUNAMIS examines what causes an earthquake, how scientists measure them, and provides tips to stay safe during this natural disaster...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2975-0
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $25.27
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Floods

Floods

The Science Behind Raging Waters and Mudslides

Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn
What makes a rainstorm turn into a raging flood or a destructive mudslide? Learn what causes severe weather storms and the resulting floods and learn how we can prepare ourselves to be safe. FLOODS: THE SCIENCE BEHIND RAGING WATERS AND MUDSLIDES explores the causes behind these disasters and how scientists study them...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2974-3
Binding: Library Ed.
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Hurricanes

Hurricanes

The Science Behind Killer Storms

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...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2971-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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Tornadoes

Tornadoes

The Science Behind Terrible Twisters

Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn
About 1,000 tornadoes touch down in the United States every year. Severe weather scientists are studying these types of deadly storms to discover how more lives can be saved. TORNADOES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND TERRIBLE TWISTERS explains how tornadoes develop, describes the technology that help predict and track the storms, follows daring storm chasers and provides safety tips for surviving a terrible twister...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2976-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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Volcanoes

Volcanoes

The Science Behind Fiery Eruptions

Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn
Although scientists increasingly can measure warning signs including tremors and other changes in the land, predicting when volcanoes will erupt is far from certain. This reluctant reader book explains why volcanoes remain dangerous natural disasters...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2972-9
Binding: Library Ed.
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Wildfires

Wildfires

The Science Behind Raging Infernos

Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn
Throughout history, fire has been a source of both fascination and great fear. Young readers will want to know what turns small fires into huge infernos and what firefighting techniques are used to try to contain them...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2973-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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