Dealing with Disasters: Teaching about Disasters and Development for Ages 11 to 16
Including case studies and focusing particularly on flooding in Bangladesh, this text gives background information on earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and famine. It provides answers to why disasters happen, how they can be prevented and what can be done to help.
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