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  • Air Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Travel by airplane is far safer than travel by car. But airplane accidents still occur, and people on board rarely survive. Lean the true stories behind tragedies in Tenerife, the Andes Mountains, Washington, DC, Russia, the Persian Gulf, and New York City. This series of nonfiction readers... more...

  • Earthquakesby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Earthquakes are caused by shifts in the earth's plates. Shock waves from these events cause varying amounts of destruction based on their magnitude. Often, earthquakes incite other disasters as well, such as fires and tsunami. Read here about major earthquake calamities in San Francisco,... more...

  • Ecological Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. As society moves forward technologically and scientifically, pollution wrecks the natural environment. Learn here about the tragic effects of industrial accidents such as the Great Smog of London, Love Canal, the Hanford and Fukushima nuclear plants, the Exxon Valdez, Chernobyl, and Bhopal.... more...

  • Fire Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Fires can start in many different ways and spread rapidly. When a fire gets out of control, people often panic. Fire disasters described here include wild fires, London Bridge, the Great Fire of London, the Morro Castle, the Great Fire of Chicago, Iroquois Theater, and Warwick. This series... more...

  • Mountain Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Even expert mountain climbers face danger and risk. Some of these risks result from human negligence; others are due to the weather or other uncontrollable factors. Accidents and their aftermath on the Eiger, Mount Everest, Mount Hood, Siula Grande, K2, and Denali are analyzed in these... more...

  • Sea Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Freakish weather, human error, and devastating war are some of the causes of history’s most frightening disasters at sea. Read here about such infamous disasters as the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Eastland, the Andrea Doria, the General Slocum, the Kursk, the Costa Concordia, and the Deepwater... more...

  • Space Disastersby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Space travel gives us a better understanding of ourselves, our planet, and the universe. But not all missions are successful and not all astronauts return. Read about the heroes of Apollo 1, Apollo 13, Soyuz 11, Challenger, Columbia, and the future of space travel. This series of nonfiction... more...

  • Deadly Stormsby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Today scientists can predict weather patterns. Despite these forecasts, storms can develop so fast that people have no chance to escape. Read about the havoc wrecked by tropical storms and tornadoes in Bangladesh, Galveston, Central America, the Midwest, New England, and New Orleans. This... more...

  • Terrorismby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Understanding acts of terrorism and how terrorists justify their horrible crimes will help us maintain a vigilant stance in a dangerous world. Find out more about the Munich Massacre, crimes of the SLA, the Achille Lauro hijacking, the Unabomber, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attacks,... more...

  • Volcanoesby Ann Weil

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. We understand how and why volcanoes erupt. But still, volcanoes destroy property and cause deaths. Read the awe-inspiring stories of nature’s power on Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, Krakatoa, Mount Pelee, Mount Pinatubo, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. This series of nonfiction readers will... more...