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BISAC Subject YAN050060

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Disasters

Chasing the Storm: Tornadoes, Meteorology, and Weather Watching

Huge, towering clouds build up in the sky—it's a super cell. The Doppler radar indicates that the system is rotating. But is there a funnel? Is it touching the ground? Only a storm chaser can… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 551.55'3

Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic

"Iceberg, Right Ahead!" Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 8.1
  • Dewey: 910.9163'4

Is the End of the World Near?: From Crackpot Predictions to Scientific Scenarios

At one time or another, just about everyone has talked about the end of the world. But what does this phrase really mean? Does it mean the end of the human race? The end of planet Earth? The… Read More →

  • Dewey: 001.9

Meltdown!: The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future

Japan. March 11, 2011. 2:46 P.M. The biggest earthquake in Japan's history—and one of the world's five most powerful since 1900—devastated the Tohoku region, 320 kilometers (200 miles)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • ATOS: 7.4
  • Dewey: 363.17'990952117

Pandemic: How Climate, the Environment, and Superbugs Increase the Risk

How close are we to having another worldwide health crisis? Epidemiologists predict that another pandemic is coming—one that could kill hundreds of millions of people. Learn about factors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 614.4

The Ebola Epidemic: The Fight, The Future

An ordinary blue thermos holding blood samples from a sick nun in Zaire reached Belgium's Institute of Tropical Medicine in September 1976. From the samples, researchers discovered a new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 614.5'7

The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About...Before It's Too Late

People have been making predictions about how and when the world is going to end for ages. The End is a fun pop culture read about the top 50 movies, books, songs, and artworks—from the movie… Read More →

The Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The twentieth century ushered in a new world filled with a dazzling array of consumer goods. Even the poorest immigrant girls could afford a blouse or two. But these same immigrant teens… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040