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Witness to Disaster: Earthquakesby Judy Fradin
Synopses & Reviews
Each title in this series opens with a survivor's account of a disaster, with subsequent chapters alternating between history and science to bring home the awesome power of nature's fury.
About the Author
Judith and Dennis Fradin have published over 150 books for children. They have won many awards, most recently a Jefferson Cup Honor for their book 5,000 Miles to Freedom (National Geographic, 2006). Their most recent National Geographic titles were Hurricanes and Volcanoes in the Witness to Disaster series. They live in Chicago, IL.
Table of Contents
"The ground would not stop shaking" : Alaska, 1964 — "As if a giant foot had stepped on it" : Why does the earth quake? — "The heart of this old earth was broken" : famous earthquakes — "Only a matter of time" : predicting and preparing for earthquakes — Glossary — Bibliography — Further reading and research — Interviews by the authors — Acknowledgments — Index.
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