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Title:
Landslides, mudslides, & avalanches.
Author:
World Book, Inc.
Publication Information:
Chicago : World Book, [2008]

©2008
Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm.
Summary:
"A discussion of major types of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided by publisher.
Language:
English
Contents:
Mass movement -- Landslides -- What is a landslide? -- Types of landslides -- China, 1920? -- What causes a landslide? -- What happens during a landslide? -- Landslide effects -- Alaska, 1964 -- Avoiding landslides -- Submarine landslides -- Mudslides -- What is a mudslide? -- Devastating volcanic mudslides -- Rain-induced landslides -- Avalanches -- What is an avalanche? -- Why do avalanches happen? -- The Alps, 1999 -- What happens during an avalanche? -- The effects of avalanches -- Stevens Pass, 1910 -- Avalanche prevention and rescue -- Activity.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.5 2.0 121192.
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ISBN:
9780716698104
Format :
Book