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New Zealand Disasters. Our Response, Resilience and Recovery by Maria Gill, illus. Marco Ivancic. Pub. Scholastic 2021.

January 27, 2021

One of the most popular topics to study in NZ schools at primary and Intermediate level is Disasters. We know all about them, we have had our fair share.

This comprehensive coverage of well known and little known disasters throughout NZ’s history are beautifully covered in this text. The Internet could not provide this amount of information with its accuracy of information and presentation that makes it easy to access.

Cyclones, tornadoes, earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, fires, aeroplane crashes, train crashes, pandemics, mass murders, mining disasters, you name it we have had it and many of them within living memory.

At the front of the book is a Disasters Map showing where they all occurred and in the back there is recognition of those who respond to the disasters, survival tips and plans for what families can do plus a Recovery piece about acknowledging feelings and being positive.

All good accurate information excellently illustrated by Marco Ivancic. The title page introducing every type of disaster has a big dramatic illustration with real photographs of the disaster evenly placed throughout the text.

Did you know that when the Lake Taupo supervolcano went off 300,000 years ago was one of the worst in the World in the last 5000 years.

This hard cover book fittingly closes with the Covid 19 pandemic and has a memoriam to those killed in the Mosque Massacre of Friday 15 march 2019. An essential purchase for every school library.

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