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The Natural Disasters Series
Length: 43 mins
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Wildfires are one of nature's most frightening forces. In this exciting and historical account of many of the worst fires in American history, all the terror, destruction and human tragedy are vividly retold. The 1871 Peshtigo, Wisconsin fire is relived, as well as the Yellowstone fire of 1988 and the 2003 Southern California fires.

Wildfires is part of the Natural Disasters non-fiction series that will engage listeners of all ages, including English Language Learners. Nature unleashes its forces without regard to people or property. Blizzards, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, tornadoes, and wildfires are all featured in this nonfiction series that also relates tales of survival and heroism, with a bit of the science behind these natural phenomena.

©2004 High Noon Books (P)2004 High Noon Books

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  • Kate FX
  • 11-01-19

very good descriptions of wild fires

the peshtigo fire and the surrounding wildfires we're eclipsed by news of the great Chicago fire, but we're more destructive and deadly

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  • Lily's Mom
  • 08-09-17

Pesthigo and Hinkley Fires

What did you love best about Wildfires?

Excellent overview of two most deadly wildfires in US history.

What other book might you compare Wildfires to and why?

Under a Fiery Sky by Daniel Brown, which is about Hinkley fire

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but is was fast-paced and informative, exactly what I was looking for to educate myself about the history of wildfires.