by Michael Woods, Mary B. Woods


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Many disasters have a sudden beginning and a sudden end. Not droughts. Droughts can go on for years and can cause more deaths than many other disasters. They can lead to failing farms, hungry animals, and starving people. With dramatic images and firsthand survivor stories-plus the latest facts and figures-this book takes you inside the devastation of droughts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822565765
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: Disasters up Close Ser.
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     4
What are Droughts?     6
What Causes Droughts?     14
Drought Country     22
Measuring Droughts     28
People Helping People     36
The Future     48
Timeline     56
Glossary     58
Places to Visit     59
Source Notes     59
Selected Bibliography     60
Further Resources     61
Index     63

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