London was once covered in a fog so polluted that it killed 12,000 people. The Aleppo earthquake killed 230,000 people, and a wall of water mysteriously wiped out the whole town of Burnham-on-Sea. All of these were catastrophic disasters, but they led to important discoveries in science. Learn about how the earth turned to liquid in New Zealand and what happens when a tsunami meets a nuclear reactor. These stories may sound twisted and strange, but they are all true tales from science!
Table of Contents
It’s Earth’s Fault Vesuvius Aleppo Quakes Mystery Flood 1816—The Year Without a Summer Super Solar Storm Tri-State Terror The Tunguska Event The Exploding Lake Killer Tsunami Angel of the Beach Tallest Tsunami Biggest and Baddest Earthquakes Science Lab: Vortex in a Bottle Science Lab: Which Way the Wind? Human’s Caused It Gladiator Disaster The Beer Flood The Peshtigo Fire The Halifax Explosion Killer Fog The Great Molasses Flood Door to Hell Fukushima Disaster Science Lab: Fog It Up Science Lab: The Density Dilemma Disaster Daredevils Avalanche King Hurricane Hunters Smokejumpers Into the Volcano Science Lab: Measure Wind Speed Science Lab: Build a Volcano Bibliography About the Author
Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and science nerd. She likes teaching kids how to blow up toothpaste and dissect worms. She also loves collecting rocks and keeps a huge collection of fossilized bones in her basement. When she is not exploding experiments in her kitchen or researching strange science facts in the library, Stephanie likes to explore catacombs and museums with her husband, Darrell.
I learned a lot from this book, like where the Nobel Prize came from . . . I love this book! I'll read more of this author's books.,Nishaant, Age 9,Kids' Book Buzz, 8/1/17