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Title:
Fires
Author:
Landau, Elaine.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Examines the causes and events of some of the deadliest fires in the world, how they were fought, the effects on those involved, and what steps were taken to prevent similar disasters from occurring again.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 1.0 46782.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.4 3 Quiz: 19976 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780531203439
Format :
Book

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Summary

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)


Table of Contents

Prologue: The Nature of Firep. 5
Chapter 1 The Great Chicago Firep. 7
Chapter 2 The Triangle Shirtwaist Firep. 19
Chapter 3 The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Firep. 31
Chapter 4 The Hartford Circus Firep. 43
Timelinep. 52
Glossaryp. 54
To Find Out Morep. 57
A Note on Sourcesp. 60
Indexp. 61

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