5 M4 - Natural Disasters in the Western Hemisphere

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Book

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

A huge earthquake rocked the West Coast on April 18, 1906. Worst hit was the city of San Francisco, where buildings collapsed and fires raged for days. Thousands of people died, and many more were left homeless. The disaster was just one of a long series of earthquakes triggered by the San...

DVD

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Film Collection

This collection consists of twenty-six films of San Francisco from before and after the Great Earthquake and Fire, 1897-1916. Seventeen of the films depict San Francisco and its environs before the 1906 disaster. Seven films describe the great earthquake and fire. The two later films include a...

iPod

Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America (Unabridged)

On March 12, 1888, hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow began to bring the East Coast, from Virginia to Maine, to its knees. During the next three days, the Great Blizzard raged out of control, devastating every community in its path.

Through the eyes and words of survivors and...

DVDTeachers Guide

Earthquakes

Bill Nye is shaking with excitement because it’s the “Earthquake”...

Web Resource

Earthquakes

General information about earthquakes and how they happen.

Book

Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

After more than a century of peaceful dormancy, the volcano Nevado del Ruiz in Columbia, South America, erupted. Blistering clouds of searing volcanic gases and ash flash-melted huge amounts of snow, launching a towering wall of hot mud toward the village of Armero. People ran - but they couldn'...

Web Resource

How Does a Hurricane Form?

Weather Adventures on Nasa.gov

Web Resource

How Does a Hurricane Form?

Weather Adventures on Nasa.gov

Book

Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Buildings were weaving in and out. The street pitched like a stormy sea. Bricks were raining down all around him. The ground shook with such violence that Jacob thought the world had come to an end.

In award-winning author Gail Langer Karwoski's stirring fictional account of the...

Book

The San Francisco Earthquake

The San Francisco Earthquake is a thorough examination of the April 18, 1906, earthquake that is considered one of the first environmental disasters of the modern age. Striking California's Bay Area, the quake and its resulting fires destroyed a rapidly growing, prosperous city and left more...

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