Description: Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters while delving into the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires. Attention is given to recent natural disasters such as: Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the Philippine mudslide. The set is made up of five volumes. The first volume consists of a weather overview, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. The second, third, and fourth volumes encompass weather and natural disasters from A to Z with fascinating glimpses into the science behind each type of disaster, interesting facts and figures, and first-hand accounts of destruction, rescue and reconstruction. Volume 5 covers accounts of the effect of human activities on the weather and advances in new technology. Features include approximately 300 full-color photos, illustrations, and maps; timeline; "Words to Know"; chronology; and a cumulative index.
This is an introduction to the book and its contents ( pdf file , 147 KB) Introduction