Forces of Nature
From violent volcanic eruptions disrupting air travel to the destructive power of water and wind, the 21st century has dawned with dramatic reminders that even today we do not control the forces of nature. In Xtreme Forces of Nature, reluctant readers are drawn into the science behind the drama through modern full-color photos from around the world. From the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, to Japan's Honshu tsunami, bold images bring an understanding and respect for the power of the natural world. Information includes basic science behind each force, as well as statistics and survival strategies.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2018
- Fall 2017
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Index, Glossary of key words, Table of contents, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Tsunamis, Earthquakes (Forces of Nature) – Library Media Connection
Both books reviewed begin by explaining why certain forces of nature occur. They include several pages of photos and information about famous incidents and the devastation that occurred as a result. Both conclude with some tips for how to survive should the reader be involved in an earthquake or tsunami. By visiting the publisher’s website and following the related book links, students can learn more current information. The titles provide a good basic introduction to major forces of nature. Recommended
Forces of Nature – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
…there is credible content that includes scales of measurement, e.g., the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, the Fujita Scale, the Richter Scale, etc., as well as interesting “Xtreme Fact” text boxes, which are scattered throughout the volumes. Accounts of historical occurrences-such as the recent earthquake in Japan, a tsunami in Chile, and floods in North Dakota-are given. Each book includes survival tips. The content is wide-ranging…