Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Elaine Landau

You are here: Home - Uncategorized - Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico


Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on April may be the worst environmental disaster in U S history In Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico prolific nonfiction writer and Flo

  • Title: Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Author: Elaine Landau
  • ISBN: 9780761374855
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on April 20, 2010, may be the worst environmental disaster in U.S history In Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, prolific nonfiction writer and Florida resident Elaine Landau gives young readers the essential facts about the spill This book will chronicle the spills beginning as well as efforts to stop it includingThe oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began on April 20, 2010, may be the worst environmental disaster in U.S history In Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, prolific nonfiction writer and Florida resident Elaine Landau gives young readers the essential facts about the spill This book will chronicle the spills beginning as well as efforts to stop it including what eventually does stop it It will also provide an overview of the spills expected effects and describe what people are doing to help clean up the spill along with suggestions on what kids can do.

    • [PDF] Download ✓ Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico | by ☆ Elaine Landau
      430 Elaine Landau
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download ✓ Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico | by ☆ Elaine Landau
      Posted by:Elaine Landau
      Published :2019-03-02T16:58:15+00:00

    One thought on “Oil Spill!: Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

    1. Riley Conway on said:

      Oil Spill! Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a new non-fiction book by Elaine Landau that chronicles the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. It’s broken into several sections that cover the explosion, stoppage of the leak, the devastating affects on sea life and local economies, and suggestions for what concerned readers can do.Landau does an excellent job of illustrating that there were no quick, neat, or easy solutions. Stopping the leak and conducting [...]

    2. Lindsay on said:

      This book details the 2010 BP oil rig leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Fantastic illustrations, photographs, and maps help to tell the story of the tragic environmental disaster and its aftermath.The factual content of this book puts it in the informational book genre. Opinions and judgements are not expressed regarding the disaster, though the book does encourage readers to consider ways in which these types of disasters could be prevented. These suggestions are being passed on to the reader from sc [...]

    3. Karen Ball on said:

      Review copy from Lerner PublishingApril 2010: The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, about 50 miles off of the Louisiana coast. Eleven crew members died, and seventeen others were injured. The giant drilling rig burned for two days before it sank into the Gulf, but the worst damage was yet to come: the pipe from the oil well in the sea floor had broken and was leaking massive amounts of poisonous, thick oil. Ten days after the accident, the oil spill was the size of t [...]

    4. Heidi on said:

      The strengths of this book include the clear writing, the diagrams, and most of the photographs. The cover is especially powerful I think. I also appreciated the map which aids the reader in understanding just how big the disaster was/is. The brief history of past oil spills that helps put this disaster in perspective and allows the reader compare this oil spill to others of a similar size. This could also lead to research into recovery strategies. The glossary, source notes, index, and further [...]

    5. Amanda Snow on said:

      Originally published at: apatchworkofbooksI've been waiting for a great book to be published about last year's Gulf oil spill and Elaine Landau has done a fantastic job with this one. The bold, in-your-face cover is an immediate introduction to what readers will find inside the book, which is chock full of great info. The oil spill back in April of 2010 was the biggest spill in the history of the United States and thus deserves an in-depth explanation of how it happened, what trauma it caused, a [...]

    6. Andabo Harris on said:

      This is a very informative picturebook by Elaine Landau. It is an in depth assessment of the events leading up to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 2010, and the response by British Petroleum which resulted in the spill being capped in July 2010.I can clearly remember following the events of this oil spill while the disaster unfolded during this time. At the time the entire world was fixated on the coverage being provided. After reading Landau's work on this disaster, I must admit that I [...]

    7. Melissa on said:

      I was impressed with this book. It articulates a very complicated issue at a level young children (Hank is 5) can understand without skipping over details. We would have liked to see more pictures, particularly pictures of the robots that were sent down to work on repairing the blow-out preventer. We have read this book twice already and I'm sure we will read it again a few more times before we return it to the library-- a positive measure of a good non-fiction children's book in my view!

    8. Charlotte Osborn-bensaada on said:

      This book rather dispassionately details the events surrounding the BP Oil spill during the spring and summer of 2009. It is good at giving basic facts and pictures and diagrams explaining what happened. I think in some respects it strives to be to even handed and fails to show the scale of the disaster that this spill was for people and animal life.

    9. babyhippoface on said:

      The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is explained for young readers in this non-fiction picture book. Loads of photos and illustrations create interest. Although it's really too long to read in one sitting in a classroom, it's still a useful resource to help kids understand "the big deal" about the situation. Elementary libraries will want to add this book to their shelves.

    10. Becky on said:

      A well done explanation for children of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This book is good, but it is already dated because much of it was written as the spill was happening. The book needs a final chapter about what has happened in the years since the spill.

    11. Leigh on said:

      Graphic recounting of how horrible oil spills are. Good citations, further reading, maps, photographs and good writing make this a excellent source for homework or just learning about the dark side of our addiction to petroleum.

    12. Lisa on said:

      This book could use more compound and complex sentences. It reads too much like a news report.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *