The Science of Tsunamis

The Science of Tsunamis

by Leon Gray

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433986680
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: Nature's Wrath: The Science Behind Natural Disasters
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What Is a Tsunami? 4

Chapter 1 Underwater Forces

Violent Forces 6

Moving Plates 8

The Force of Earthquakes 10

Violent Volcanoes 12

Devastating Landslides 14

Real-Life Science: Lituya Bay, 1958 16

Real-Life Science: Super Tsunami 18

Chapter 2 Making Waves

What's in a Wave? 20

Tsunami Waves 22

Wave Motion 24

Chapter 3 Hitting the Shore

First Sightings 26

Total Destruction 28

Emergency Efforts 30

Real-Life Science: Indian Ocean, 2004 32

Real-Life Science: Thousands Dead 34

Chapter 4 Tsunami Warning

Tsunami Alert 36

Tsunami Science 38

Real-Life Science: Japan, 2011 40

Real-Life Science: Global Alert 42

The Challenge Continues 44

Glossary 46

For More Information 47

Index 48

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