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Title:
Extreme weather
Author:
Squire, Ann, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, an Imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses various extreme severe weather from all around the world.
Language:
English
Contents:
Out of a thunderstorm what makes a tornado so deadly? -- Windy and wet, how is a storm surge created? -- The big truth! Hurricane Katrina -- Why did hurricane Katrina become stronger after it left Florida? -- Heat waves, droughts, and wildfires, what major disaster did drought cause during the 1930s? -- Wintry weather, what is windchill? -- Extreme weather and global warming, why does global warming cause an increase in tornadoes and thunderstorms? -- True statistics.
Reading Level:
9-12.

Grade 4 to 6.

890 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 0.5 168707.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.7 3 Quiz: 64483.
ISBN:
9780531207437

9780531215548
Format :
Book

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Lancaster Library QC981.8.C53 S68 2015 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Every day, the world's scientists are working to solve some of the most thrilling mysteries on Earth. This True Book series highlights some of the incredible ways that scientists search for answers to our biggest questions. Readers will discover how scientists conduct experiments in extreme situations, how some of the world's most advanced laboratories have benefitted scientists, and much, much more.

Most days, you probably don't think too much about the weather. You might wear a coat on a cold day or carry an umbrella when it rains. But weather can be unpredictable. Downpours can flood entire cities, raging winds can knock down buildings, and huge piles of snow can block roads. Readers will find out how scientists study some of the most extreme weather on Earth, from violent tornadoes to deadly hailstorms. They will also learn about some of the most devastating weather events in history.

Features:

Engaging sidebars highlight some of history's most remarkable scientific discoveries Timelines illustrate the ways our knowledge of science has changed over time Glossaries explain difficult scientific terms in a way that makes them easy to understand Eye-catching images give readers an up-close look at scientific procedures


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