Volcanic eruptions, landslides, and underwater earthquakes can all cause tsunamis, deadly waves that can go unnoticed in the open water until the waves get close to shore. In this book that discusses the causes of tsunamis, you'll also learn how tsunamis are formed, what type of damage they do, and where some of the worst tsunamis in history occurred.
About the Author
Louise Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. Her writing covers a wide range of topics from animals and science to history and social studies.
Richard Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. He has written about a wide range of topics including science, nature, and history.
Table of Contents
What Is a Tsunami? 4
What Causes a Tsunami? 6
Where Do Tsunamis Happen? 10
What Happens in a Tsunami? 12
CASE STUDY: The Indian Ocean, 2004 16
Who Helps When Tsunamis Happen? 18
CASE STUDY: Japan, 1993 21
Can Tsunamis Be Predicted? 22
Can People Prepare for Tsunamis? 24
CASE STUDY: Papua New Guinea, 1998 26
Can Tsunamis Be Prevented? 28
Sweeping Tsunamis of the Past 29
Find Out More 31