Blizzards

Blizzards

by Mary B. Woods, Michael Woods

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Overview

A winter snowfall can be beautiful. But if conditions call for dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you are in for a dangerous blizzard. These blinding, swirling storms can shut down roads and damage buildings. Violent winds can thrash vehicles driving on icy roads. Snowdrifts can pile up to block streets or even cover houses. Blizzards can knock out power and threaten the lives of people stranded inside for days—or worse, those caught outside in the storm. With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories—plus the latest facts and figures—this book shows you blizzard disasters up close.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822568636
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Disasters Up Close Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

Mary B. Woods is an elementary school librarian in the Fairfax County (VA) Public School system. She has presented at international librarians' conferences. Mary is the researcher on the Woods team, and Michael is the writer. They have written almost 40 books.


Michael Woods is a science and medical writer whose nationally syndicated newspaper stories and columns have won numerous national awards. He directs a program at the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, to inform the public about science. Michael is the writer on the Woods team, and Mary is the researcher. They have written almost 40 books.

Table of Contents

Introduction     4
What Are Blizzards?     6
What Causes Blizzards?     12
Blizzard Country     20
Measuring the Menace     26
People Helping People     36
The Future     46
Timeline     54
Glossary     56
Places to Visit     57
Source Notes     57
Selected Bibliography     59
Further Resources     60
Index     62

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