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Author Levete, Sarah.

Title Catastrophic weather / Sarah Levete.

Publication Info. New York : Crabtree, [2010]
©2010
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 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 551.6 LEV    AVAILABLE
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Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Series Protecting our planet (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (page 31) and index.
Contents Extremes of weather -- The world of weather -- Climate change -- The big melt -- Deadly hurricanes -- Drying up -- Flood alert -- El Niño and his sister -- Changing landscape -- Life in danger -- The human impact -- Managing the weather -- Protecting our planet.
Summary Climate influences the features of the landscape, what farmers can grow, where people live, and the type of houses they build. But what happens when the climate changes abruptly and dramatically, not as part of a natural process of change but because of human activity? The result is more frequent and stronger extreme weather events such as heat waves, storms, torrential rain, raging winds, and hurricanes. This fascinating book uses case studies to explore the causes and effects of catastrophic weather and asks the question: Are we prepared to adapt our lifestyles to prevent climate change from spiraling out of control?
Audience IG1060L Lexile
Note IG1060L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 6.8 1 136181
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.8 1 136181
Subject Climatic extremes -- Juvenile literature.
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780778752271 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0778752275 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780778752103 (reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0778752100 (reinforced lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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