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Themes: Hi-Lo, headlines, nonfiction, disasters, world events. Even expert mountain climbers face danger and risk. Some of these risks result from human negligence; others are due to the weather or other uncontrollable factors. Accidents and their aftermath on the Eiger, Mount Everest, Mount Hood, Siula Grande, K2, and Denali are analyzed in these accounts of bravery at the top of the world. This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling readers in mind, these riveting 92-page books offer short chapters on significant disasters. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading.