80 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
The illustrations of this book are pen & ink with digital paint.--Page facing title page.
Includes bibliographical references (page 78).
A speck of dust is a tiny thing. In fact, five of them could fit into the period at the end of this sentence. On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions of these specks of dust to form a duster a savage storm on America's high southern plains. The sky turned black; sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars; trains derailed; and electricity coursed through the air. Sand and dirt fell like snow people got lost in the gloom and suffocated... and that was just the beginning.