Mudflows and Landslides

Mudflows and Landslides

by Mary B. Woods, Michael Woods


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Imagine that you hear a faint rumbling sound coming from a hillside. The noise gets louder, and when you turn to look, a river of mud is flowing toward you! Big mudflows and landslides can happen unexpectedly causing terrible disasters. The moving mass of soil and rock carries away people, animals, houses, cars, bridges, trees, and anything else in its path. With dramatic images and firsthand survivor stories-plus the latest facts and figures-this book shows you some of the world's biggest mudflow and landslide disasters up close.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822565741
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: 5 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     4
What are Mudflows and Landslides?     6
What Causes Mudflows and Landslide?     14
Mudflow and Landslide Country     24
Measuring Mudflows and Landslides     30
People Helping People     40
The Future     50
Timeline     56
Glossary     58
Places to Visit     58
Source Notes     59
Selected Bibliography     60
Further Resources     61
Index     62

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