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Disasters by Brenda Z. Guiberson
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Aug 17, 10

bookshelves: young-adult-nonfiction, nonfiction-historical, children-s-nonfiction, historical
Read in August, 2010

This book had nice short chapters and gave good information without bogging the reader down or making it too light on facts. Interesting read.

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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 causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these calamitous events. Highlighted with photographs and drawings, each compelling account tells the story of destruction and devastation, and most especially, the power of mankind to persevere in the face of adversity.
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