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- DescriptionCatastrophes, both natural and man-made, 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 these ten riveting chapters about well-kwn disasters 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. 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.
- Author BiographyBrenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, and Moon Bear. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
- Author(s)Brenda Z. Guiberson
- PublisherPalgrave USA
- Date of Publication24/11/2014
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSquare Fish
- Out-of-print date17/05/2016
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width156 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine25 mm
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