Avalanches

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LernerClassroom, Jan 1, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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In an instant, an avalanche can turn a picture-perfect winter scene into a deadly disaster. Huge sheets of snow and ice can race down a mountain at 50 miles (81 kilometers) per hour or faster. Avalanches can toss cars, snap trees, and crush buildings in their path, sometimes burying an entire village in tightly packed snow. With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories plus the latest facts and figures this book shows you avalanche disasters up close.
  

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There are many different types of avalanches. They can contain snow, ice, or even mud. They are all dangerous because it can kill or make people suffer

Contents

Introduction
4
What Are Avalanches?
6
What Causes Avalanches?
14
Avalanche Country
22
Measuring Avalanches
28
People Helping People
36
The Future
48
Timeline
56
Glossary
58
Places to Visit
59
Selected Bibliography
60
Further Resources
61
Index
63
Photo Acknowledgments
64
Back Cover
66
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About the author (2007)

Michael Woods' work has appeared in several small publications. He grew up in rural Southwestern Ontario and currently lives in Paris, France. "World News Update" is his first full-length book.

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