Sweeping Tsunamis

Sweeping Tsunamis

by Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432937928
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Awesome Forces of Nature
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: IG1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

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

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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