Engineering Disasters: The Johnstown Flood, 1st Edition

  • Emma Huddleston
  • Published By: Core Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532175558
  • ISBN-13: 9781532175558
  • DDC: 974.877
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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In 1889, a downpour of rain caused the South Fork Dam to collapse. A huge wave of water rushed into Johnstown, killing thousands of people. This book examines the scope of the disaster, its causes, and how people can keep a similar disaster from happening again. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Great Flood of 1889.
2: The South Fork Dam Disaster.
3: Who Was Responsible?.
4: Moving Forward.
Fast Facts.
Stop and Think.
Online Resources.
Learn More.
About the Author.