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Gulf Oil Spill - PB
Gulf Oil Spill - PB
Gulf Oil Spill - PB
9780778716259 | In Stock
This up-to-date new book describes the alarming events of 2010 after an oil rig toppled over in the Gulf of Mexico releasing millions of gallons of oil into the water. The largest accidental oil spill in history, it killed untold numbers of wildlife, poisoned over a hundred miles of coastal land, and devastated the commercial fishing and tourism industries in an area still reeling from the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Katrina. Topics include:
• efforts made to cap the flow of oil by British Petroleum, the company who owns the oil rig
• the U.S. government's actions during the events
• estimates of how much oil was really spilled
• safety issues of offshore oilrigs

Reading Level: Gr. 5
Interest Level: Gr. 5-8
Guided Reading Level: S
Binding: Paperback
Series: Disaster Alert!
Author(s): Lynn Peppas

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

ATOS: 6.8
Dewey: 363.11
Lexile: 1030L
Copyright: 2011

Gulf Oil Spill

“’Gulf Oil Spill’ is a color illustrated summary of the 2010 Gulf oil rig spill...Ten succinct chapters detail the chronicle of the disaster...’Gulf Oil Spill’ will attract the interest of children in grades 3-6, with excellent disaster reporting.” —The Midwest Book Review, 09/11 “...From this 32-page paperback book, students will learn about deep water oil rigs and how they work, from the riser to the blowout preventer. The book discusses how the oil was cleaned up using a variety of methods including skimming, weathering, in situ burning, and chemical dispersants...This informative book with its many colorful illustrations and photos provides readers with a narrative of the Gulf Oil Spill and the subsequent recovery. I recommend it to anyone studying the environment or disasters.” —National Science Teacher’s Association, 08/11