• 190 Pages
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  • English
Addison-Wesley , Reading, Mass
Natural disasters -- Juvenile literature., Fires -- Juvenile literature., Disas
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Describes some of the world"s worst natural and man-made disasters throughout history including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and fires.

StatementWalter R. Brown, Billye W. Cutchen, and Norman D. Anderson.
ContributionsCutchen, Billye W., 1930- joint author., Anderson, Norman D., joint author.
LC ClassificationsGB5019 .B75
The Physical Object
Pagination190 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4415273M
ISBN 100201007916
LC Control Number79019141

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