What Protects Us During Natural Disasters?

What Protects Us During Natural DisastersEngineering Keeps Us Safe

Written by Lisa Owings

Great book about how to be safe in a storm, earthquake, fire, or flood. Each section includes real photos on ideas for harm prevention. I learned that dome houses survive tornados the best, and that Japanese engineers are exploring the idea of floating homes to keep people safe during earthquakes. Did you know that some buildings control the oxygen level so that it’s too low for a fire to start but high enough for you to breathe? That’s amazing!

Review by Denise Aguilar, Farnsworth Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 2-6

Engineering Keeps Us Safe
What Protects Us During Natural Disasters?
Written by Lisa Owings
Lerner Publications
32 pages
Release Date: August 1, 2015

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