Human-made Disasters

David West, Steve Parker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197610

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Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failure - human activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Topics include the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, the sinking of the Titanic, the Russian submarine Kursk explosion, the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse, the Hindenburg airship explosion, and the Twin Towers collapse.

Reading Level
Lexile
IG1060L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
U
ATOS
7.1
DRA
70
Categories
Genre
History Science & Technology Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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