Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: 100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters by Anna Claybourne


Gigantic, powerful, devastating--these are the 100 most destructive natural disasters ever.

Next in the successful 100 MOST series, 100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters Ever will feature the world's most devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. This book will investigate Mother Nature's worst moments, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed over 200,000 people to the historic 1900 Galveston hurricane. It's everything you ever wanted to know about natural disasters and a whole lot of things you didn't.


Reading this book was eye-opening.  Natural disasters occur on an annual basis, some worse than others. This book highlights the worst natural disasters from recorded history.  It's awe-inspiring to read about what Mother Earth is capable of unleashing.  However, I wouldn't recommend this book for children who get easily scared because the photographs and information could be overwhelming.  But many children will find this just as fascinating as I did.  Each page covers one disaster with photographs if available, a brief explanation of the disaster, as well as any other related disasters.  Volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, landslides, wildfires, lightning, heatwaves, sinkholes, and solar events are all covered.  This is a great book for readers who are especially fond of browsing.

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