Description : This series tells the astonishing true stories of real children's experiences of surviving different natural disasters around the world. Each title focuses on a different type of disaster. The stories range from historical to modern day, with curriculum links especially to history, citizenship, geography, and science.
Description : This captivating book offers a close and exciting account of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, recounting what it was like to live through and survive this disaster. Readers will gain a unique perspective of the enormity of the tragedy and a greater appreciation of those who experienced it and survived its aftermath. With stunning images and gripping text, this book offers readers a new perspective of this tragedy, and readers will gain a greater appreciation for the power of mother nature.
Description : A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses the dangers of hurricanes, how to prepare for them, and how to stay safe during and after a hurricane.
Description : Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather, Schneider distills that information into a guide for readers. She interviews experts from a wide variety of agencies - including FEMA and NOAA - to provide a comprehensive understanding of the science behind weather patterns and the latest thinking on how to act in dangerous conditions. Ranging from topics that cover every season and every climate, Schneider introduces the reader to the best course of action during weather emergencies, including: *how to handle extreme weather scenarios in your car, outside, on a boat or at home *how to prepare for potential dangers, such as deadly lightning, when planning a camping trip, vacation or sports outing *what you need to have at home to protect against floods, earthquakes, or severe storms *how to protect your home from rapidly spreading wildfire *how to create a family evacuation plan for different emergencies *making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever. *making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever.
Description : With 2015 being the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain - arguably the Hawker Hurricane's 'finest hour' - it is appropriate to tell the story of the surviving Hurricanes from around the world. Building on research originally started thirty years ago, the author has delved into the archives to amass new information - and in the process managed to identify positively one particular Hurricane which had proved elusive for more than forty years. Today a number of Hurricanes are being privately restored globally. However the oldest in existence, a veteran of both the British Expeditionary Force to France in 1939 and the Battle of Britain is displayed in the Science Museum, London and the youngest - the very last Hurricane ever built - is still flying with the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. This book documents each aircraft by country of origin and mark by mark from the day it left the factory up to the present day. Some have incredible histories whereas others served in very mundane, but still essential, second-line roles until they were disposed of. Where possible each aircraft is illustrated with a present-day photograph together with others taken throughout its life. From the serious enthusiast to the casual museum or air show visitor, if you have an interest in the Hurricane this is the book for you.
Description : You're a meteorology student fascinated by storms. But Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Situations can quickly turn deadly when extreme weather is involved. What do you do when, You're in a van full of people and a tornado suddenly appears to be headed right for you? A hurricane gains strength along the Florida coast but you're unable to convince people to leave their homes? A flash flood suddenly strikes, putting you and your friends and family in mortal danger? Experience the life or death dilemmas that face storm chasers. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.
Description : If a hurricane was heading toward your home town, what would you do? Readers will enjoy the thrilling story of Carrie and Dan, two friends who find themselves caught in the path of a major hurricane. Along the way, they will learn how hurricanes form, how weather scientists track and study these storms, what people do to protect themselves from wind and flooding, and much more.
Description : How can a soldier survive extreme combat wounds? How does a sword-swallower gulp down a steel blade without killing themself? How can some people's bodies and mental strength help them to survive extreme temperatures, deadly diseases and natural disaster.