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Title:
Natural disasters : a chapter book
Author:
Boskey, Madeline.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Introduces how scientists study and learn from natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, El Nino, and volcanoes.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.4 0.5 82430.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.1 3 Quiz: 33954 Guided reading level: N.
ISBN:
9780516229188
Format :
Book

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Summary

Fly a plane into a hurricane. Chase tornadoes in a truck. Visit a volcano that could explode at any time. Read about natural disasters and the scientists who try to prevent them. Book jacket.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Excellent additions to any collection in need of high-interest/low-vocabulary books or general introductions to these topics for younger readers. Natural Disasters covers hunting hurricanes, chasing tornadoes, El Nino, and volcanic eruption. Ancient World has chapters on the Valley of the Mummies in Egypt; a Mayan mural in Guatemala; Caral, Peru, the oldest city in the Americas; and Pompeii. A map is included in each chapter. Both books have good-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations and a list of Web sites. The site for the hurricane hunters can be accessed in Spanish as well as in English. Unfortunately, the reading levels on most of the sites are much higher than those of the books. Solid facts, presented in appealing formats.-Jean Lowery, Bishop Woods Elementary School, New Haven, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 Hunting Hurricanesp. 6
Chapter 2 Chasing Tornadoesp. 14
Chapter 3 Watching El Ninop. 24
Chapter 4 Stopping a Disasterp. 34
Glossaryp. 44
Find Out Morep. 46