All About Heat Waves and Droughts
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All About Heat Waves and Droughts  -     By: Steve Tomocek

All About Heat Waves and Droughts

Children's Press / 2021 / Paperback

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Title: All About Heat Waves and Droughts
By: Steve Tomocek
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Children's Press
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 8.40 X 7.10 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 1338769588
ISBN-13: 9781338769586
Ages: 8-10
Series: True Book
Stock No: WW769581

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Steve Tomecek is an award-winning author of more than 50 nonfiction books dealing with science and technology for kids and teachers. He graduated from Queens College and began his career as a geologist working as an environmental planner and conducting research on climate change. For the past 30 years he has served as the executive director of Science Plus, Inc., a company based in New York City that provides science programs and consulting services for schools and organizations throughout the United States. Visit his website at www.dirtmeister.com.

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