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Tsunami Alert! - PB
Tsunami Alert! - PB
Tsunami Alert! - PB
9780778716143 | In Stock
A tsunami wave can often seem deceptively harmless in its size and power, but the damage it causes can be earth shattering. Scientists have difficulty predicting when and where these killer waves will strike next. In this timely new book, young readers will learn about the factors that contribute to the making of a tsunami, where in the world they strike, tsunami warning systems, and what we can do to stay safe. Topics include
• the science of waves
• destruction of the shoreline
• secondary hazards such as flooding, contaminated drinking water, and the spread of dangerous diseases
• cleanup and the rebuilding of communities, including costs and help from the international community
• forecasting a tsunami
• survivor stories
• aid agencies such as the Red Cross and FEMA

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Paperback
Series: Disaster Alert!
Author(s): Niki Walker

Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 7.1
Dewey: 551.4637
Lexile: 1090L
Copyright: 2006

Tsunami Alert!

"Each open page is like a mini lesson about a topic....There is a section on wave science, an explanation of how a wave is measured, and a detailed experiment on displacement in action. Included are an index and glossary.... Suitable for grades 5 and 6. iI could be used as a classroom text." Catholic Library World, 09/06