Cover image for Heat waves.
Title:
Heat waves.
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 a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most severe heat waves; 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:
What is a heat wave? -- Danger to health -- What causes a heat wave? -- Europe 2003 -- Studying heat waves -- Heat islands -- Chicago, 1995 -- Heat wave of 1936 -- Australia, 1923/1924 -- Human influence -- Droughts and fires -- United States, 1980's -- Caring for animals -- Heat wave warnings -- Weathering a heat waves -- Activity -- Glossary -- Additional resources -- Index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 1.0 121189.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780716698074
Format :
Book