Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

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"Kingfisher Knowledge" is a groundbreaking series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. "Natural Disasters" details the most catastrophic natural events that have shocked the world since history began. These are events that people have no control over - the sheer power of monster waves, booming avalanches, ground-shattering earthquakes, unstoppable floods, terrifying tornadoes and raging bushfires. Discover how rescue teams operate, and how experts try to predict and prevent disaster.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 230 x 275mm
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • full-colour photographs & digital artwork
  • 0753413051
  • 9780753413050

Table of contents

1 HALF TITLE; 3 TITLE; 4 IMPRINT; 5 Contents; 6 Foreword; Chapter 1 - THE RESTLESS EARTH; 7 chapter opener; 8-9 Beneath our feet - how earth's crust is broken up into tectonic plates; 10-11 Earthquake - case studies of some of the deadliest quakes in history; 12-13 What is a tsunami?; 14-15 Killer waves; 16-17 Measuring earthquakes - the work of seismologists, from ancient China to modern times; 18 Summary page to conclude Chapter 1/Further information; Chapter 2 - VOLCANOES; 19 chapter opener; 20-21 What is a volcano?; 22-23 Buried alive - the first three dangers from a volcano: ash, poisonous gases and lava flows; 24-25 Exploding volcanoes; 26-27 Volcanic tsunamis - how giant waves can be caused by massive volcanic eruptions; 28-29 Sleeping giants - volcanoes today; 30 Summary page to conclude Chapter 2/Further information; Chapter 3 - STORM AND FLOOD; 31 chapter opener; 32-33 Danger in the air - conditions in the atmosphere which lead to very high winds and storms; 34-35 Tornadoes; 36-37 Typhoons and waterspouts; 38-39 Hurricanes; 40-41 Floods; 42-43 Avalanches and mudslides; 44-45 Defending ourselves; 46 Summary page to conclude Chapter 3/Further information; Chapter 4 - DROUGHT AND DISEASE; 47 chapter opener; 48-49 What causes drought?; 50-51 Wildfires; 52-53 Invisible killers - the many different forms of epidemic diseases; 54-55 The Black Death; 56-57 Fighting drought and disease; 58 Summary page to conclude Chapter 4/Further information; 60-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 Acknowledgements.show more

About Andrew Langley

Andew Langley is a widely experienced and highly successful author of a large number of reference books for children. He lives in Bath, England.show more

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