All About Heat Waves and Droughts (A True Book: Natural Disasters) (A True Book (Relaunch)) (Paperback)
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Conditions on Earth are becoming more and more extreme and kids want to learn about it!
Is it true that heat waves can make roads break apart? Yes! When it’s extra hot, the materials that roads are made of will swell and start to crack.
INSIDE, YOU´LL FIND:
• How heat waves and droughts happen, why they happen, and an account of the most devastating ones in recent history;
• A hands-on activity, a timeline, photos, diagrams—and what you can do if a heat wave or drought happens;
• Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!
This new set in the ongoing A TRUE BOOK series will answer all of kids' questions about nature's most dangerous and destructive disasters! With an engaging layout, and spectacular photos, illustrations, diagrams and infographics, the past, present and future of extreme phenomenon happening on Earth will be explained. Readers will discover causes and consequences, as well as the cutting-edge science developed through the centuries to forecast them. First-hand accounts will bring science to life, and a special section will teach kids how to prepare for these extreme events.
About the Author
Steve Tomecek, a.k.a. the “Dirtmeister,” is a well-known science educator and author who leads science workshops for teachers and students all over the country. He is the author of the award-winning Bouncing & Bending Light and Simple Attractions (W. H. Freeman), as well as Teaching Electricity — Yes You Can! (Scholastic). Steve lives in New York.