A woman is buried in an avalanche. Miners are trapped underground. A sailor’s boat capsizes in the ocean. A powerful tsunami sweeps people out to sea. Who will come to their rescue? And how will rescuers reach them? Author Sandra Markle captures the nail-biting action and shows how people use their brains, as well as their bravery, to rescue people in trouble all over the world. Rounding out the stories is the technology behind the emergencies and the rescues, including how the global positioning system works for locating victims, what the heart-lung machine does, and how robots and sensors can detect people buried in earthquakes or other disasters.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||88|
Author: Sandra Markle
Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
- Book Links Lasting Connection
- SSLI Book Award Best Book
- Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Book