Natural Disasters through Infographics

Natural Disasters through Infographics


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The facts about natural disasters are so big and devastating they could make your head explode! You hear about huge costs (like the $360,000,000,000 in damage caused by the 2011 tsunami in Japan), huge speeds (the fastest-moving tsunami waves have been recorded at 500 miles per hour), and even huger mysteries (where, exactly, the danger zones are for natural disasters).

How can all these big numbers and concepts make more sense? Infographics! The charts, maps, and illustrations in this book tell a visual story to help you better understand key concepts about natural disasters. Crack open this book to explore mind-boggling questions such as:

• How can scientists accurately predict natural disasters?

• What were some of Earth’s biggest, freakiest, and deadliest disasters?

• How can you protect yourself in the event of a volcano, an earthquake, or a tsunami?

The answers are sure to shake you up!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467715935
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Super Science Infographics Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 805,654
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Nadia Higgins is the author of 50-plus books for the school library market.
She also worked as an editor in the industry for almost ten years. Many of her books have a science bent, though she's also written about pop stars, car art,
and zombies. Nadia lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young daughters.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lifesaving Curiosity 4

Jigsaw Puzzle Planet 6

Drift, Crash, and Grind 8

Four Ways to Spew 10

Small Shakes and Big Shakes 12

A Series of Waves 14

Danger Zones 16

Record Breakers 18

Numbers Rule 20

Survive! 22

January 12, 2010 24

Lifesaving Engineering 26

Science Superheroes 28

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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