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Hurricanes
ISBN: 9780736805872
Author: Allen, Jean
Publisher: Edge Books
Published: August 2000
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Binding Type: Library Binding
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Annotation: Using easy-to-understand descriptions, this age-appropriate resource explains why hurricanes occur and describes the technology used to study them, the damage they inflict, and some of the more famous hurricanes in history.
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Physical Information: 0.33" H x 8.77" L x 6.30" W 48 pages
Bargain Category: Non-Fiction, Upper Elementary
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Fall)
Formulaic, flatly written volumes explain what these events are and why they occur, describe the damage they can cause, and list notable historical examples, such as Hurricane Camille and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The final chapters relate how scientists try to predict these events and offer advice on how to survive them. Average-quality photographs, often poorly captioned, illustrate the texts. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 June)
Gr 3-5-Narrow in scope, these easy-to-read books are reasonable additions to heavily used sections of the 551s. They discuss the causes, effects, and power of the featured catastrophes, as well as methods of predicting them, safety measures, and famous disasters of their kind. Each two-page spread contains a photograph, map, or chart; nearly all are in color and many, especially in Earthquakes, are full-page. Unfortunately, they're more decorative than informative. Dorothy Souza's Hurricanes (1994) and Sally Walker's Earthquakes (1995, both Carolrhoda), Seymour Simon's attractive Earthquakes (Morrow, 1991), and Patricia Lauber's powerful Hurricanes (Scholastic, 1996) are all better choices.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.