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Human-made Disasters - PB
Human-made Disasters - PB
Human-made Disasters - PB
9780778775805 | In Stock
Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failure—human activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Included:
• Chernobyl nuclear meltdown
• sinking of the Titanic
• Russian submarine Kursk explosion
• Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse
• Hindenburg airship explosion
• Twin Towers collapse

Reading Level: Gr. 4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: U
Binding: Paperback
Series: The Science of Catastrophe
Author(s): Steve Parker, David West

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

ATOS: 7.1
Dewey: 904
Lexile: 1060L
Copyright: 2012

Human-made Disasters

“The 'Science of Catastrophe' titles by Steve Parker and David West will reach grade 4 with each book packing some 32 pages of detail. Dramatic, eye-catching covers will lend to leisure browsing as kids receive books that consider disasters from a scientific point of view...All are fine picks for any elementary-level collection!” —Children’s Bookwatch, 03/12