When disaster strikes

EXTREME EARTHQUAKES & TSUNAMIS

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Extreme Earthquakes and Tsunamis These two extreme events are of course related, and are equal partners in this book. We explain the geology of earthquakes, along with the effects of a sequence of shocks; typical rescue operations and the technology used for these; and how earthquakes may be predicted and buildings made to withstand them. We look at the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 in detail and methods for predicting such events together with ways of preventing them from becoming worse in future.

978-1-912108-71-8

Paperback

32 pp

£7.99

7+

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Geography & Science

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• Realistic artwork with supporting photography compliments the easy to understand text.
• Dramatic facts and data throughout.
• Makes science accessible and easy to understand.
• Source books to tie in with schoolwork.

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Amatrice earthquake; Cumbre Vieja; DART system; detection equipment; disaster relief; early detection of earthquakes; early detection of tsunamis; earthquake zones; Krakatoa tsunami; Richter scale; San Andreas fault; San Francisco earthquake; seismometers; tectonic plates; Valdivia earthquake