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Droughts (Disasters Up Close)

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Published by Lerner Publications .
Written in English


  • General,
  • Science & Nature - Earth Sciences,
  • Science & Nature - General,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,
  • Droughts,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Children: Grades 4-6

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11425630M
ISBN 100822565765
ISBN 109780822565765

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Since ancient times droughts have had far-reaching effects on humankind by causing the failure of crops, decreasing natural vegetation, and depleting water supplies. Livestock and wildlife, as well as humans, die of thirst and famine; large land areas often suffer damage from dust storms or fire. Droughts is a useful science book in the Lets Read and Find Out series. Melissa Sweets primary narrative text explains the science behind droughts in clear, straightforward language. The human touch comes through the warm Andre Ceolin illustrations showing children and adults dealing with various stages of drought, as well as taking steps to conserve water.4/5.   Droughts & Dreams contains intimate family stories from that generation. Many are first-hand accounts of people who not only survived, but who also did it well. Tucked inside these pages, you’ll find timeless survival lessons, tips and even favorite from-scratch recipes. The memoirs in this book are not dreary recollections of the disgruntled/5(). Describes droughts (with special eyewitness accounts of the Dust Bowl of the s) and the far-reaching effects of these disasters. Chapters alternate between history and science to bring home the awesome power of nature's fury.

  Where do droughts happen? How do we know that we are in a drought? Why is rainfall important? Do droughts just affect people? Can scientists keep track of rainfall? Read and find out! This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in .   A drought is a period of time when an area or region experiences below-normal lack of adequate precipitation, either rain or snow, can cause reduced soil moisture or groundwater, diminished stream flow, crop damage, and a general water ts are the second-most costly weather events after hurricanes.   The science section of this book examines the lessons from the Dust Bowl droughts for farmers, including the importance of topsoil. The history of droughts around the world compares impacts on a wide variety of societies. The final chapter looks at the latest tools and technologies developed to help us survive future : National Geographic Society. Get this from a library! Droughts.. [World Book, Inc.;] -- "A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information.

Droughts (Book): "A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided by publisher. This is an excellent book to use to teach children about droughts. Everything is covered - from the definition, to the consequences, to prediction of and so much more. There is scientific information as well as experiments kids can do at home. This book shows that floods and droughts don't happen by accident but are the products of patterns of wind, temperature, and precipitation that produce meteorologic extremes. It introduces the mechanics of global weather, puts these processes into the longer-term framework of climate, and then explores the evolution of climatic patterns through. This study aims to explore how the characteristics of droughts have evolved in the region from using 3-month and month timescales of a popular drought index, the Standardized.