Synopses & Reviews
This series gives vivid accounts of natural catastrophes and why they happened. Encompassing school subject areas of geography, science, and geology, these books also offer eye-witness accounts from survivors. All ticktock titles are filled with full-color illustrations in attractive, accessible magazine-style formats. They're great for school-related papers and projects, and also provide fun reading for the entire family. Each book contains between 70 and 110 color illustrations.
Included in this volume are accounts of the great fire that destroyed much of London in 1666, the great Chicago fire of 1871, the Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood of 1889, and more.
1st ed. for the U.S., Canada, and the Philippine Republic.
Table of Contents
Uncontrollable elements -- Violent earth -- Fires: why do they happen? -- Floods: why do they happen? -- Signs & warnings -- Climate change -- Hot spots -- Fighting a wildfire -- After a fire -- Prevention & science: fire -- Wet spots -- Living with the threat -- After a flood -- Prevention & science: floods -- Uncovering the past -- Did you know?