Extreme Fires and Floods

From the Series When Nature Attacks

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In just a few seconds, a spark can turn a forest into a rapidly spreading inferno of intense heat and suffocating smoke. Firefighters try to control the wildfire—a battle that might last for months. Water can be used to fight wildfires, but too much water can cause deadly floods. Floods reduce land to swamp and sweep away houses and bridges. In their wake, they leave food shortages, contaminated drinking water, and diseases like cholera and typhus. Follow the scorched trail of the worst wildfires ever, learn what causes flash floods, and discover the technology that helps predict these devastating disasters.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51243-221-3
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-51245-004-0
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science, STEM, STEM: Earth Science
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.5
BISACS JNF051080, JNF051160
Dewey 363.37/9
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1060
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 191461
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Chock-full of enticing facts and figures, this series focuses on natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires from around the globe. . .The eye-catching layouts and short bursts of information make these perfect for casual browsing and sharing among friends.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: John Farndon

John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology, and nature.