Quakes, Eruptions and Other Geologic Cataclysms

Quakes, Eruptions and Other Geologic Cataclysms : Revealing the Earth's Hazards

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Throughout history, awesome floods, devastating earthquakes, disastrous volcanoes and other catastrophic activities have demonstrated nature's inexplicable power. This title provides up-to-date coverage of the processes that produce natural catastrophes. An introductory chapter details the dynamic forces at work beneath the Earth's crust, while the subsequent nine chapters - each dedicated to a single type of disaster - explain causes and myriad effects of these disturbances, enhanced with numerous examples. Photographs and line drawings depict the carnage wrought by these natural disasters, as well as what is happpening to the Earth's surface while they occur. Chapters include coverage of: earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; earth movements; catastrophic collapse; floods; dust storms; glaciers; impact cratering; and mass extinctions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 177.5 x 226.1 x 19.8mm | 830.09g
  • Facts on File Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 141 b&w photographs, 53 line drawings, 15 tables, bibliography, glossary, index
  • 081604516X
  • 9780816045167

Review quote

"An excellent geological resource." - School Library Journal "Erickson masterfully...intrigue[s] the reader with...thorough accounts of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tidal waves..." - Booklist "[a] straightforward, informative, concise, and simple style...Introductory science and environmental students as well as general readers will benefit most from this book...A work of wide appeal." - CHOICEshow more