When The Sky Breaks

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451476352
Size: 24.93 MB
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"Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes: when these giant storms hit, they are natural disasters with huge impact!"--

When The Earth Shakes

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101997133
Size: 37.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano—looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena. A master nonfiction storyteller, Winchester digs deep into the powerful natural forces that shape the earth, exploring the how and why of world-changing events from the 19th-century’s infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthquake that flattened San Francisco, to the 21st-century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan. It’s a gripping story about what happens when our seemingly unmovable planet shakes, explodes, and floods—all richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs. From the Hardcover edition.

Disciplinary And Content Literacy For Today S Adolescents Sixth Edition

Author: William G. Brozo
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530095
Size: 42.76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Well established as a clear, comprehensive course text in five prior editions, this book has now been extensively revised, with a focus on disciplinary literacy. It offers a research-based framework for helping students in grades 6-12 learn to read, write, and communicate academic content and to develop the unique literacy, language, and problem-solving skills required by the different disciplines. In an engaging, conversational style, William G. Brozo presents effective instruction and assessment practices, illustrated with extended case studies and sample forms. Special attention is given to adaptations to support diverse populations, including English language learners. (Prior edition title: Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Fifth Edition.) New to This Edition: *Shift in focus to disciplinary literacy as well as general content-area learning. *Chapter on culturally and linguistically diverse learners. *Incorporates a decade of research and the goals of the Common Core State Standards. *Increased attention to academic vocabulary, English language learners, the use of technology, and multiple text sources, such as graphic novels and digital texts. *Pedagogical features: chapter-opening questions plus new case studies, classroom dialogues, practical examples, sample forms, and more.

After The Ashes

Author: Sara Joiner
ISBN: 9780823435302
Size: 52.33 MB
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In 1883 thirteen-year-old Katrien Courtlandt is more interested in science and exploring the Javanese jungle for beetles with her native friend, than in becoming a young lady like her despised cousin Brigitta--but when Krakatoa erupts, the tsunami hits, and their families are swept away the two cousins must struggle to survive together.

Magnitude 8

Author: Philip L. Fradkin
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466864311
Size: 44.95 MB
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Magnitude 8 is the archetypal natural disaster defined. To understand the cataclysmic earthquake that will tear California apart one day, Philip L. Fradkin has written a dramatic history of earthquakes and an eloquent guide to the San Andreas Fault, the world's best-known tectonic landscape. The author includes vivid stories of earthquakes elsewhere: in New England, the central Mississippi River Valley, New York City, Europe, and the Far East. Always, he combines human and natural drama to place the reader at the epicenter of the most instantaneous and unpredictable of all the Earth's phenomena. Following the San Andreas Fault from Cape Mecino to Mexico--canoeing the fault line in northern California and walking underground through the Hollywood fault--noted environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin reclaims the human dimensions of earthquakes from the science-dominated accounts.

Earthquakes And Volcanoes Fyi

Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060899506
Size: 74.64 MB
Format: PDF
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Where do earthquakes happen? What was the biggest volcanic eruption? What causes these natural disasters? Can scientists predict when they'll occur?

West Coast

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: George F Thompson
ISBN: 9781938086045
Size: 55.37 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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No photographer until David Freese has explored the various and wondrous landscapes along the Pacific Ocean in such depth, making this the first book to look comprehensively at what makes the natural beauty of this particular coast so memorable.

Yokohama Burning

Author: Joshua Hammer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743264657
Size: 19.75 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A narrative account of the 1923 earthquake in Japan describes how it resulted in 160,000 deaths in Yokohama and Tokyo and had lasting consequences for U.S.-Japanese relations, in a history that draws on diaries, letters, and two living survivor accounts. 35,000 first printing.


Author: Keith Lye
Publisher: Steck-Vaughn
ISBN: 9780811496575
Size: 37.80 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book discusses the phenomenon of earthquakes, how and where they can occur, what causes them, the damage they can create, and how they can be predicted. The What About? series presents topics simply and directly. Both striking photos and art in a bold style support the clear, concise text. Captions add further information about subject.