What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the world's most deadly natural disasters. Covering floods, cyclones, landslides, avalanches, tsunamis, fires, earthquakes, blizzards, heatwaves, volcanoes and lightning, this is a fascinating addition to any fact-lover's collection.