Tragedies That Gripped the World

From the Series Flash Points

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A fire breaks out in a factory, killing almost 150 people. A nuclear reactor melts down, leaving almost 39,000 square miles of land poisoned by radiation. The German airship Hindenburg falls from the sky in flames. Entire ecosystems are destroyed as millions of gallons of oil spill into the ocean. These are some of the greatest man-made disasters in history, which caused devastation to the environment and to society. Their effects were felt worldwide, as people worked together to overcome these dark moments. In Flash Points: Disaster!, readers will learn about the causes of these tragedies and the effects they’ve had on the world.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre High/Low, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Full Tilt Press
Imprint Full Tilt Press
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025170, JNF051160
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 8.5
Lexile 720
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 191369
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Fast facts, Glossary, Index, and Table of contents

Author: Eleanor Cardell

Eleanor Cardell grew up in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she studied English and psychology, and she currently lives with her cat in Davis.