Tsunami: Nature and Culture

Tsunami: Nature and Culture

by Richard Hamblyn


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780233475
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Series: Reaktion Books - Earth Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,234,509
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Richard Hamblyn is a lecturer in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of numerous books on climate change, clouds, and natural disasters, most recently, Killer Weather: Past, Present, Future.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Tsunami Stone

1. Tsunamis in History and Memory

2. The Science of Tsunamis

3. ‘The Hungry Wave’:

                Tsunamis in Myth and Legend

4. Tsunamis in Literature, Art and Film

5. Living with Tsunamis:

                Warning Systems and Coastal Defence

Tsunami Timeline


Select Bibliography

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Photo Acknowledgements


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