Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Church Rock, New Mexico uranium mine disaster of 1979. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.