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These volumes present articles that were originally published in Scientific American . In Disasters , 17 selections dated from 1998 to 2005 explore earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, storms, and asteroids. The 20 entries in Protection range from 1995 to 2001 and focus on air, water, land, and life. Occasional sidebars, graphs, and black-and-white photos and illustrations break up the texts. The articles vary in length and in the use of scientific jargon. Some require a science background, but many, such as "Car Parts from Chickens" (Protection ), will appeal to a wide readership. For novice science students, these volumes are excellent introductions to a significant periodical, and for advanced students, a handy reference for reports.
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