Tsunamis

by Fradin, Judith Bloom.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Brookline Children's Non-Fiction j GC221.2.F73 2008
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j GC221.2.F73 2008
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j GC221.2.F73 2008
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j GC221.2.F73 2008
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 551.4 TSUNAMI
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Summary
It's another beautiful day of your paradise vacation in South Asia. You look out onto a calm sea on this day after Christmas, already looking forward to ringing in 2005. But why is the ocean receding so far from shore? Are those fish flapping around in the sand? Something is not right. Your island getaway is about to be devastated with the 80-foot-plus waves of one of the worst tsunamis in history. The 2004 Asian Tsunami was the result of the second largest earthquake ever recorded. Lasting over eight minutes, it was also the longest on record. The quake measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, large enough to vibrate the entire planet, violent enough to move an ocean. Through eyewitness accounts and dramatic photography, the first chapter of Tsunamis puts you in the terrifying path of the wave that washed ashore in many countries. The tsunami wiped out whole communities and claimed an estimated 230,000 lives. Tsunamis explores the science, history, and personal experience of tsunamis and shows kids what scientists are doing to develop early warning systems so we can survive such disasters in the future. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Additional Information
Series Fradin, Judith Bloom. Witness to disaster.
Subjects Tsunamis -- Juvenile literature.
Tsunamis.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic Society,2008
Contributors Fradin, Dennis B.
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-45) and index.
ISBN 9780792253808
0792253809
9780792253815 (lib. bdg.)
0792253817 (lib. bdg.)
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