In Other News: Wildfires

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A look at a current news item through the lens of different titles available on GVRL.

By Michelle Eickmeyer

Looking back at the news events featured here, you cannot help but notice a trend. Weather. The weather is often news and a common topic of conversation. Today, it is forecast to be record highs of 105 in some parts of California, while parts of the northern Midwest awoke to snow. Weather is inescapable and such a “regular” part of life that it is easy to overlook it as a topic worth researching with quality resources. And that is exactly why this blog series exists.

Here are five titles that look at wildfires from different perspectives:

Achieving Sustainability, 1st Edition. Macmillan Reference USA, 2014.

From what may have created an environment prone to disaster to the after-effects to the greater region, this new title offers several insightful sections.

Career Information Center, 10th Edition. Macmillan Reference USA, 2014.

Helping victims of wildfires and other disasters is an un-glamorous and necessary part of the process. Someone comes in and makes it as safe and non-fire-friendly as possible. Someone puts out the fire. Some one assess the damage. Someone clears away charred remains. Someone rebuilds. There are many jobs dedicated to servicing those affected by disaster. You can learn more about them in this title.

Consumer Health Care, 1st Edition. Gale, 2014.

Focusing on the U.S. healthcare system, this title explores both the implications to a region’s health after an event and the best ways to prepare for events like fires.

What Are Natural Disasters?, 1st Edition. Britannica Educational Publishing, 2014.

Learning from the past is an essential part of understanding climate change. Including graphs, photographs and diagrams, this title includes the foundational information necessary to look smartly at events of the past to build for the future.

Climate Change in Context, 1st Edition. Gale, 2008.

This title, ideal for high school students, takes a digestible look at all aspects of climate change from multiple angles. Through ethical, historical and political views, students can delve into complicated topics including the ramifications of climate change on tourism & travel, commerce, daily life and more.



photoAbout the Author

Michelle is an “anytime!” traveler and language enthusiast. She has degrees in talking from Central Michigan and Michigan State University. She is currently becoming a runner and used to play golf in high school.



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