Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History: A Reference Guide to the Nation's Most Catastrophic Events (Facts on File Library of American History)

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Presented chronologically and written in narrative form by leading historians, each article of a reference title allows readers a firsthand look at people living through catastrophic events that either transformed society, demarcated one era from another, or generated vast social change.

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Lhasa apsos, terriers, and beagles, oh my! More than 160 American Kennel Club–recognized breeds in the areas of sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, nonsporting, herding, and “miscellaneous”—those not yet placed in an AKC group—are beautifully described here in a condensed version of Barron’s Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds (2d ed., 2005). Although the same breeds are included, this version leaves out some introductory and back-matter material and the sidebars, which provide a detailed black-and-white breed illustration. Full-page entries contain the breed name; brief descriptions of history, temperament, upkeep, and health concerns; a captioned color photo of the full body and close up of snout area;  and highlighted data on the origin, function, coat, color, and height and weight of the breed. For example, the captioned color photo for the Finnish Spitz breed includes descriptions of its almond-shaped eyes; foxlike head and expression; small, high-set erect ears; plumed tail; and round feet. A sidebar rates eight personality and grooming traits from 1 to 5. For example, the Pekingese entry rates energy level, exercise requirements, playfulness, and ease of training at level 1 (low); affection and friendliness at level 2;  and grooming at level 5 (high); and it recommends this breed for lap purposes only. The information provided is perfect for selecting the appropriate pooch based on personality, good looks (check out the Komondor and Puli—black and white “mops”), or grooming and health needs. Front and back matter include an overview of the breed entries with explanations of ratings, descriptions of the eight AKC groups, a glossary of medical conditions from achondroplasia to zinc responsive dermatosis, a glossary of breed color terms, and a listing of health resources. Entries are consistent in coverage and design, making it easy to compare breeds. This small, spiral-bound book is perfect for circulating or reference collections in school and public libraries. --Sue Polanka

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Grade 9 Up—Chronicling approximately 200 of the nation's worst catastrophes, chosen for their "immense impact on American civilization," this useful volume ranges chronologically from Columbus's first voyage through Hurricane Katrina. In some cases, a symbolic date (a single year) is assigned to reference an event that took place over an extended period of time, such as Dutch elm disease, the polio epidemic, or the silicone breast implant crisis. The vast majority of the events took place on U.S. soil, though some, such as the Irish famine and the atomic bombing of Japan, occurred elsewhere but had a significant effect on this country. Each signed entry includes an engaging two- to three-page narrative relating the event; a "Factbox" providing the date, place, cause, impact, and a succinct description; and a pertinent further-reading list. Black-and-white photos, graphs, and other illustrations enhance many articles. Numerous events covered are familiar, for instance the 1871 Chicago fire, the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the 9/11 attacks. Others are less well known, such as 1816's "year without a summer," the 1920 Ponzi scheme, and the 1948 Donora, PA, smog tragedy. The articles are informative and clear.—Patricia N. McClune, Conestoga Valley High School Library, Lancaster, PA
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