Engineering Disasters: The New Orleans Levee Failure, 1st Edition

  • Emma Huddleston
  • Published By: Core Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532175566
  • ISBN-13: 9781532175565
  • DDC: 363.3493
  • 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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Hurricane Katrina struck the city of New Orleans in 2005. The levees and floodwalls built to protect the city failed. Many neighborhoods flooded, and more than 1,800 people died. Thousands more were left stranded. 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: A City Destroyed.
2: Living Near Water.
3: The Disaster.
4: What Went Wrong?.
5: Learning from Mistakes.
Fast Facts.
Stop and Think.
Online Resources.
Learn More.
About the Author.