Earthquakes, volcanoes, cyclones, floods and other violent forces of nature devastate entire communities and claim thousands of lives each year.
But such disasters also produce fertile soil, redirect rivers and rejuvenate forests.
This book is full of interesting and relevant reading material to stimulate students' interest and introduce them to how and why these disasters occur.
Including tales of heroism, unbelievable courage and extraordinary events, this book contains plenty of thought-provoking activities for students as they explore the effects of disasters on society and the environment.
Each of the five chapters can be used as a complete mini-unit, suitable for whole-class activities or independent research projects.
A complete answer key is included for the teacher.