How do disasters happen? What damage do they do to people communities, and the environment? This book looks at some of the worst air disasters in history. It describes how the emergency services responded, and asks what lessons can be learned in order to prevent such tragedies happening in the future. the plane that got lost in the fog and ended up crashing into New York City's Empire State Building the mysterious disappearance of Flight 447 that continues to baffle investigators the runway collision in Tenerife that caused the deaths of 583 passengers Book jacket.
Air travel is one of the safest methods of transportation, but when a disaster happens, it captures the public's imagination. Learn about how airplanes are built, how researchers investigate a crash, how engineers are making planes safer, and more.
If a shipwreck or a plane crash lands you on a deserted island, you might think your troubles are over. Think again! How to Survive on a Deserted Island will tell you how to find drinkable water, catch food, and signal rescuers that you need help.
Air disasters don't happen often, but when they do, they take a terrible toll. Airplace crashes usually lead to death and destruction. But quick thinking on the part of pilots, passengers, airport workers, and rescuers can help more people survive air disasters. With dramatic images and firsthand survivor stories-plus the latest facts and figures- this book shows you some of the world's worst air disasters up close.
Shipwrecks examines the hunt for shipwrecks and the valuable treasures they hold, whether that be gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, Shipwrecks offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach. Shipwrecks covered in the book include the Tudor Warship the Mary Rose, the Spanish Galleon La Nuestra Senora de Atocha, American Civil War ship SS Republic, and the Titanic: the most famous shipwreck of all. The book also looks at the motives for these searches, and the importance of responsible archaeology: were the treasure hunters driven by personal greed or glory, or did they embark on their quest with a historical interest and a desire to preserve the lost treasures?
No too much about Titanic, but some was unavoidable.
An exciting collection of true stories about shipwrecks and nautical disasters, this dramatically illustrated book relates tales of the sinking and salvage of the Titanic and nine other ships from throughout history. Each chapter provides a wealth of background information and fascinating photographs of the important artifacts recovered from these wrecks. Many of the ship excavations described are marvels of engineering and true treasures of maritime history.
A naval ship lost in battle, a vessel wrecked by an iceberg, and even a surfer rescued by a family of dolphins are some of the exciting tales of struggle and survival that will keep youngsters on the edge of their seats. While reading the stories, students will also find out how to avert disaster, As well as the sacrifices made by the rescuers.
History meets archaeology in this fantastic book. Uncover the secrets behind the world's lost towns, tombs shipwrecks and treasures. Find out how archaeologists discovered these priceless finds and uncover captivating historical facts. Transport yourself back through time and be blown away with what you can discover. Experience the life and times of the past with every page turn. Through engaging photography and detailed animation, historical events and figures can jump off the page and into the minds of young readers. These four subject areas are placed in context by their own timeline, whilst the glossary helps the reader to develop their understanding of new and unfamiliar terms.
Debbie Kiley was aboard a yacht headed to Florida. Just two days into its journey, the yacht sank. Debbie and her crewmates were stranded in a raft in the middle of the ocean with no food or water. Discover how Debbie fought to keep her life and her sanity during five horrible days.