WorldCat Identities

Wert, Michael

Works: 7 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 790 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Wert
Meiji restoration losers : memory and Tokugawa supporters in modern Japan by Michael Wert( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Wert traces the shifting portrayals of Restoration losers and the supporters who promoted their legacy. By highlighting the overlooked sites of memory and legends, Wert illustrates how the process of commemoration and rehabilitation allows individuals a voice in the formation of national history"--Provided by publisher
Swept away : the story of the 2011 Japanese tsunami by Rebecca Rissman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "narrative nonfiction format, this ... book follows a selection of people who experienced the 2011 Japan Tsunami"
Trash vortex : how plastic pollution is choking the world's oceans by Danielle Smith-Llera( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of tons of plastic slip into oceans every year. Some floats and travels slowly with the currents, endangering the health of marine animals. The rest is hardly visible but is far more dangerous. Tiny bits of plastic sprinkle the ocean's surface or mix into the sandy seafloor and beaches. It ends up inside birds, fish, and other animals, harming them-and ultimately humans. Experts struggle with fear and hope as they work to stop the flood of plastic threatening living organisms across the globe
Chernobyl explosion : how a deadly nuclear accident frightened the world by Michael Burgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-term damage from an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant more than 30 years ago is still unknown. When explosions ripped through the reactor in rural Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, they spewed huge amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere and caused the worst nuclear disaster in history. About 10,000 people have died or will die because of their exposure to radiation, and experts worry about the children born to parents who were living near the disaster area. With international help, Ukraine has enclosed the damaged reactor, giving scientists time to figure out what the future holds
Exxon Valdez : how a massive oil spill triggered an environmental catastrophe by Michael Burgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The biggest oil spill in U.S. history polluted the pristine waters of Alaska decades ago and killed thousands of birds, mammals, and fish. It still haunts the people who are living with its aftermath. On Good Friday 1989, the huge oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, spilling millions of crude oil into the water -- oil that would eventually cover more than 1,000 miles of shoreline. Cleanup began immediately but there is still oil in the sound and Alaskans say life will never be the same."--Back cover
Fukushima disaster : how a tsunami unleashed nuclear destruction by Danielle Smith-Llera( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A massive tsunami caused by the strongest earthquake to ever hit Japan triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis since the 1986 Chernobyl accident 25 years earlier. The monster waves that killed almost 20,000 people in Japan crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and caused nuclear reactor meltdowns that threatened the lives of thousands more. The waves receded long ago, but the devastating effects of the march 2011 nuclear accident still linger."--Back cover
SAMURAI : a concise history by Michael Wert( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.16 for Chernobyl ... to 0.75 for SAMURAI : ...)

English (15)