Disasters are inherently frightening, riveting, and involving. Manmade and natural disasters—grabbed straight from the headlines—leave tragedy, destruction, and for the survivors, years of anguish. This nonction series was written with striving readers in mind. The high-interest stories detail all types of disasters. Each nonction title contains six to eight in-the-news stories, black and white photographs, fact boxes and tables, glossary, timelines, maps, and index.