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  • When the Earth Shakes

    Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

    series Smithsonian
    Earthquakes,volcanoes,tsunamis.Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events?New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester—who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • Pompeii...Buried Alive!

    series Step into Reading
    A Step 4 HISTORY reader. "The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life 2,000 years ago, the eruption itself and its aftermath, and the excitement when the buried town is rediscovered centuries later. A lively and factual glimpse of a devastating moment in history, in ... Read more

    $6.48 AUD

  • September 11, 2001

    Attack on New York City

    The award-winning Wilborn Hampton recounts one horrifying day in history through the eyes of several who experienced it firsthand. (Age 10 and up).Ten years after the tragic event that changed the course of America's history, the interviews and accounts of survivors, heroes, and terrorists are no less poignant. Seasoned reporter and award-winning author Wilborn Hampton creates an intimate portrait ... Read more

    $14.84 AUD

  • The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition)

    The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue

    series True Rescue Series
    On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • SOS: Stories of Survival

    by Ed Butts ...
    Everyone’s life is touched at some time by disaster. But some disasters loom so large they are international events. The stories of those who live through such devastating events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, fires, and floods are both heartbreaking and compelling. Often they are inspiring and uplifting.SOS: Stories of Survival tells the tales of young survivors of such disasters — ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • When the Sky Breaks

    Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

    series Smithsonian
    New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester looks at which way the wind blows in this exciting book about giant storms.Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He’s scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous “finger” of a tornado to touch the Earth. He’s hunkered down in Hong Kong when typhoon warning signals went up. He’s visited the world’s hottest and wettest places, ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • Twisters and Other Terrible Storms

    A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday

    Illustrated by Will Osborne, Sal Murdocca ...
    series Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker #8
    The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system!When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday, they had lots of questions. How do tornadoes form? What kinds of tools can help predict bad storms? Where did the biggest snowfall on record happen? How fast are hurricane winds ... Read more

    $8.68 AUD

  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis: For tablet devices: For tablet devices

    by Emily Bone ...
    Illustrated by Natalie Hinrichsen ...
    series Usborne Beginners
    What causes earthquakes? What do they feel like? What are tsunamis and why do they happen? An informative introduction to earthquakes and their effects for young children just beginning to read alone. Includes information on real-life earthquakes, striking colour photographs and links to recommended websites to find out more. This is a highly illustrated ebook that can only be read on the Kindle ... Read more

    $7.91 AUD

  • Natural Disasters

    by Alison Hawes ...
    series Download
    Download is a series of books for older pupils with a low reading ability. This series of readers uses extreme sports, fast cars and popular culture as a theme to turn reluctant and less able teenagers back to reading. Nature's still the boss- and she isn't always pretty! Powerful winds and towering waves. Emergency teams in disaster zones. Feel the real power of nature! ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • Are You Sure You're Safe? A Discussion on Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions, Tsunami and Storms | Environment Books for Kids Junior Scholars Edition | Children's Environment Books

    Natural disasters can happen at any time because the Earth is a living planet. It is has dynamic processes that could cause earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and storms. Because you live on Earth, it’s important that you be prepared for when calamity strikes. The first step is to arm yourself with knowledge. Here’s book for that. Good luck! ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • Disasters

    Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries

    Illustrated by Brenda Z. Guiberson ...
    Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible devastation and magnitude. In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes such as the great Chicago fire, the sinking of the Titanic, and hurricane Katrina, Brenda Guiberson explores the ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Irish Potato Famine

    A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

    by Jill Sherman ...
    series Cause-and-Effect Disasters
    In the mid-1840s, potato blight ruined the crops of impoverished farmers across Ireland. Many families went hungry without their main source of food. Disease struck down people weakened by starvation as the government struggled to address the problem. Would the country ever recover?To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did the system of landlords and tenants ... Read more

    $6.48 AUD

  • Cosmic Catastrophes

    Seven Ways to Destroy a Planet Like Earth

    series Smithsonian
    In the vast realm of outer space, accidents happen all the time. Things bump into each other. Stars blow up. Space rocks smash into planets. Black holes gobble up everything in their path. The sun is burning out. A comet swarm is bearing down. Any of this could change—or even eliminate—life on a planet like Earth.Countdown to cosmic catastrophes!From asteroid hit to alien invasion, astronomer ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • Magic Tree House Survival Guide

    series Magic Tree House (R)
    Lions and tigers and bears—oh, man!Jack and Annie have survived all kinds of dangers on their adventures in the magic tree house. Find out how you can survive lots of scary situations, including sharks, earthquakes, fires, shipwrecks, and many more! With full-color photographs and illustrations, facts about real-life survival stories, and tips from Jack and Annie, this is a must-have for all ... Read more

    $13.41 AUD

  • What Was Hurricane Katrina?

    Illustrated by John Hinderliter ...
    series What Was?
    On August 25th, 2005, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history hit the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and rain pummeled coastal communities, including the City of New Orleans, which was left under 15 feet of water in some areas after the levees burst. Track this powerful storm from start to finish, from rescue efforts large and small to storm survivors’ tales of triumph. ... Read more

    $7.69 AUD

  • Evolution for Smart Kids

    A Little Scientist's Guide to the Origins of Life

    by Carlos Pazos ...
    series Future Geniuses
    Discover the mysteries of science with Future Geniuses!Darwin the chicken feels like the smallest animal in the farm, but he wants to be big and strong like a dinosaur.Come along with Valentina, a young paleontologist, in this adventure about the history of evolution and find out how she gets Darwin to feel proud of who he is!Valentina and Darwin travel back in time to find the origin of life. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Examining Earthquakes

    by Jacob Yang ...
    Bad things can happen to people through no fault of their own?as those harmed recently by hurricanes Harvey and Irma know all too well. Whether natural or manmade, disasters have long enthralled young readers. Examining Disasters, a well-reviewed series of eight books from Clara House Books, an imprint of The Oliver Press, explores the science behind disasters. What, for example, causes airplanes ... Read more

    $38.97 AUD

  • Earthquakes

    series Earth's Power
    Learn about earthquakes and their side effects, such as landslides and tsunamis, and the introduction of the Richter scale to measure earthquakes. ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD

  • Tsunamis

    series Natural Disasters
    A tall wave speeds towards shore. As it approaches, it grows even bigger. A tsunami is near! These huge ocean waves cause immense destruction. But how do they form? Can they be prevented? This low-level text answers those questions and more using engaging text, vibrant photos, and descriptive photo labels. Additional features such as a map, a formation diagram, an intensity scale, and a tsunami ... Read more

    $8.68 AUD

  • Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    by Julie Knutson ...
    series 21st Century Skills Library: Unnatural Disasters: Human Error, Design Flaws, and Bad Decisions
    Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it ... Read more

    $34.20 AUD

  • Predicting Earthquakes

    by Kristy Stark ...
    Earthquakes can leave people and property in bad shape. At times, they can be deadly. Find out about the science of studying earthquakes and the men and women who track the movements of the ground below us. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this Smithsonian Informational Text builds students' reading skills while engaging their curiosity about STEAM topics through real ... Read more

    $31.01 AUD

  • The Great Chicago Fire

    A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

    by Michael Regan ...
    series Cause-and-Effect Disasters
    On October 8, 1871, a fierce fire broke out in the bustling city of Chicago. Jumping rivers and burning miles of buildings and homes, the flames raged for more than two days. More than a hundred people died, and thousands were left homeless. Could the city have prevented this blaze?To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did Chicago's building methods add fuel ... Read more

    $6.48 AUD

  • Tornadoes

    by Shirley Duke ...
    series Devastating Disasters
    In Tornadoes, readers will learn about what causes the super storms and the safety precautions to take when in danger. This title will allow students to track historical facts and future improvements while gauging their understanding with a variety of reading comprehension tools.The Devastating Disasters series captures readers' attention with captivating photographs, descriptions, and factoids of ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • Nuclear Meltdowns

    series Devastating Disasters
    In Nuclear Meltdowns, readers will learn how nuclear power works, the dangerous work involved, and the systems put in place to protect the public. This title will allow students to track historical facts and future improvements while gauging their understanding with a variety of reading comprehension tools.The Devastating Disasters series captures readers' attention with captivating photographs, ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD