Disasters at Sea

From the Series Disasters Up Close

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

For thousands of years, the perils of the sea have claimed uncountable numbers of victims. Bad weather, rocks and icebergs, equipment failures, human error, and many more types of tragedies have all sent ships to watery graves. While modern technology has made sea-going vessels safer and rescues easier, there still are terrible disasters that occur. With dramatic images and eyewitness accounts—plus the latest facts and figures—this book gives you a close-up look at disasters at sea.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-3975-5
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2008-01-01
BISACS JNF051160
Dewey 910.4'52
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 120941
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Mary B. Woods

Mary B. Woods is an elementary school librarian in the Fairfax County (VA) Public School system. She has presented at international librarians' conferences. Mary is the researcher on the Woods team, and Michael is the writer. They have written almost 40 books.

Author: Michael Woods

Michael Woods is a science and medical writer whose nationally syndicated newspaper stories and columns have won numerous national awards. He directs a program at the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, to inform the public about science. Michael is the writer on the Woods team, and Mary is the researcher. They have written almost 40 books.