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The New York Times Book of Natural Disasters

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For more than twenty years, the Science Times section of The New York Times has provided up-to-the-minute coverage of the most newsworthy discoveries in science. The New York Times Book of Natural Disasters gathers together the paper's finest stories detailing humankind's quest to understand and predict these awesome events.

Natural disasters claim the lives of about one million people every decade. Earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes are as terrifying and powerful as ever, ...

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Overview

For more than twenty years, the Science Times section of The New York Times has provided up-to-the-minute coverage of the most newsworthy discoveries in science. The New York Times Book of Natural Disasters gathers together the paper's finest stories detailing humankind's quest to understand and predict these awesome events.

Natural disasters claim the lives of about one million people every decade. Earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes are as terrifying and powerful as ever, but, as this collection shows, modern science has made astonishing discoveries in the effort to predict where and when they will occur. Readers will also learn about the complex set of weather conditions that contribute to tornadoes and microbursts, and about the swiftness and severity of tsunamis. Potential causes for and effects of global warming are explored, as is the surprising force of nature's fury in such phenomena as avalanches, hurricanes, floods, storms, forest fires, sinkholes, viral pandemics, and others. Here is a terrific read for weather and geology buffs, amateur naturalists, students, and anyone interested in the earth sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585743933
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1901
  • Series: New York Times Series
  • Edition description: Revised Expanded Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Volcanoes 3
When a Volcano Turns Deadly for Those Studying Its Moods 6
Below Yellowstone, Earth Is on the Boil 12
Facing the Peril of Earth's Cauldrons 17
Exploring Undersea Birth Throes of a New Hawaiian Island 22
Ice Sheets Seem Unmoved by the Volcanic Eruptions Below 28
El Popo's Rumblings Draw Volcanologists to Edge of Danger 30
U.S. Scientists Get Rare Glimpse of a Russian Volcano "Lab" 35
The Gradual Greening of Mount St. Helens 39
2 Earthquakes 43
Seismologists Debate Los Angeles's Faults 46
Hopes for Predicting Earthquakes, Once So Bright, Are Growing Dim 52
Bolivia Shakes, and So Does Theory on Deep Quakes 57
Theory of Plate Movement Marks Zones That Breed Frequent Quakes 62
3 Storms and Hurricanes 69
Radar Peeks at Structure Hidden Inside Tornado 71
Historic Hurricane Could Catch Northeast with Its Guard Down 76
Fewer Northeasters Pound U.S., but Punch Is More Powerful 81
Storm Warning: Bigger Hurricanes and More of Them 84
4 Climatic Catastrophe 89
Coping with Climate Change; If Climate Changes, Who Is Vulnerable? Panels Offer Some Local Projections 91
Warmer, Wetter, Sicker: Linking Climate to Health 97
Dead Trees and Shriveling Glaciers as Alaska Melts 103
If Climate Changes, It May Change Quickly 111
Violent Weather Battering Globe Baffles Experts 117
In Ancient Ice Ages, Clues to Climate 122
5 Disasters from the Past 129
New Theory Would Reconcile Views on Dinosaurs' Demise 132
Many Small Events May Add Up to One Mass Extinction 139
Santorini Volcano Ash, Traced Afar, Gives a Date of 1623 B.C. 143
Heavy Volcanic Eras Were Caused by Plumes from the Earth's Core 146
Study Finds Asteroid Leveled Siberian Area in 1908 153
Collapse of Earliest Known Empire Is Linked to Long, Harsh Drought 155
6 Doomsday from Space 163
Asteroid Defense: "Risk Is Real," Planners Say 166
Scientists Ponder Saving Planet from Earth-Bound Comet 174
NASA Photographs an Asteroid Giving Earth a Close Shave, Sort of 180
Meteoroids Hit Atmosphere in Atomic-Size Blasts 183
New Look at Apocalypse: Dying Sun Will Boil Seas and Leave Orbiting Cinder 189
7 The Latest from the Field
Watchful Eyes on a Violent Giant 197
Persistent and Severe, Drought Strikes Again 202
Lightning's Shocking Secrets; Clues to Tornadoes and Other Mysteries 208
Trying to Tame the Roar of Deadly Lakes 214
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