The New York Times Book of Natural Disasters

The New York Times Book of Natural Disasters

by Nicholas Wade
     
 

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

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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:
11/01/1901
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)

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