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Air crashes
Landau, Elaine.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Explores such aircraft tragedies as the Hindenberg, TWA flight 800, and United flight 232, and looks at how we can improve airline safety.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 1.0 36333.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.5 3 Quiz: 19978 Guided reading level: NR.
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Clarence Library TL553.5 .L274 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Clearfield Library TL553.5 .L274 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lackawanna Library TL553.5 .L274 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library TL553.5 .L274 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library TL553.5 .L274 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Unfortunately, our society is not immune to horrific disasters, as we have recently witnessed. Each book examines a variety of disasters that have occurred in history and looks at what went wrong and what efforts were taken to insure these types of disasters did not happen again.

Author Notes

Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-With their gruesome, but often-requested subjects, these titles should find a ready audience. Air includes the Hindenburg, the 1960 Christmas crash, United Airlines Flight 232, and TWA Flight 800. Maritime covers the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Morro Castle, and the Andrea Doria. The last volume covers Apollo 1, Soviet spaceships Soyuz 1 and 2, Apollo 13, and the Challenger flight. In all three books, wide margins and large font provide comfortable reading. Sidebars contain additional information. Vintage and color photos with informative captions appear on almost every page. Unfamiliar terms are printed in bold face and defined in a glossary. The texts often include personal anecdotes about people involved in the tragedies and information concerning the results of the post-investigations. These accessible books will be popular additions.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Safety in the Skyp. 5
Chapter 1 The Heavenly Hindenburgp. 7
Chapter 2 The Christmas Crashp. 17
Chapter 3 United Airlines Flight 232p. 29
Chapter 4 TWA Flight 800p. 41
Timeline of Aviation Historyp. 52
Glossaryp. 54
To Find Out Morep. 57
A Note on Sourcesp. 60
Indexp. 61

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