These moments in history recall the death and destruction caused by both natural and manmade disasters around the world. The Disaster series probes the loss of the space shuttle Challenger’s crew, the oil-well fires set in Kuwait by forces of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq during the first Gulf War, the Korean airliner shot down by Russia in the Former Soviet Union, the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and the Mount St. Helens eruption. This High-Interest, non-fiction series “Disasters” engages readers of all ages.
The Kuwaiti Oil Fires
In defeat, Saddam Hussein ordered his army to set fire to Kuwait's oil wells. With the loss of oil revenue and the environmental damage, it was up to famed Red Adair and other fearless firefighters to save the day!
Information on Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: O, DRA 34, Spache 5.7, ATOS 6.7, Lexile 1060, DRP 62