Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries

Author:   Brenda Z Guiberson ,  Brenda Z Guiberson
Publisher:   Henry Holt & Company
ISBN:  

9780805081701


Pages:   228
Publication Date:   08 June 2010
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Format:   Hardback
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Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible devastation and magnitude. In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes such as the great Chicago fire, the sinking of the Titanic, and hurricane Katrina, Brenda Guiberson explores the causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these calamitous events. Highlighted with photographs and drawings, each compelling account tells the story of destruction and devastation, and most especially, the power of mankind to persevere in the face of adversity.

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Author:   Brenda Z Guiberson ,  Brenda Z Guiberson
Publisher:   Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:   Henry Holt & Company
Dimensions:   Width: 19.50cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.649kg
ISBN:  

9780805081701


ISBN 10:   0805081704
Pages:   228
Publication Date:   08 June 2010
Recommended Age:   From 10 to 14 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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<p> &#8220; A perfect example of solid historical research coupled with engaging writing.&#8221; -- School Library Journal <p> &#8220; Useful for research and often fascinating, this is a very readable presentation of historical disasters.&#8221; -- Booklist <p> &#8220; Good for pleasure reading and as a starting point for research.&#8221; -- Kirkus Reviews


A perfect example of solid historical research coupled with engaging writing. -- School Library Journal Useful for research and often fascinating, this is a very readable presentation of historical disasters. -- Booklist Good for pleasure reading and as a starting point for research. -- Kirkus Reviews


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Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, and Moon Bear. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer--her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure--one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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