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Title:
The science of natural disasters : the devastating truth about volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis
Author:
Woolf, Alex, 1964- author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Summary:
"Our planet can be violent and destructive. Volcanoes erupt, sending out clouds of ash and rivers of molten lava. Earthquakes shake up the land, destroying buildings and sparking destructive fires. Tsunamis--enormous ocean waves--crash onto the shore, devastating coastal communities. This fascinating guide to natural disasters combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colorful and quirky illustrations. From earthquakes to volcanoes, it is an eye-opening introduction to the devastating and often terrifying power of the natural world and how science can be used to predict disasters and help prevent loss of life"--Publisher's website.
General Note:
"Published in Great Britain in 2018 by The Salariya Book Company Ltd"--Title page verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Cracks in the crust -- How volcanoes form -- Fountains and explosions -- The impact of eruptions -- How earthquakes happen -- Caught in a quake -- After the quake -- How tsunamis happen -- When tsunamis strike -- After the waves -- Rebuilding -- Predicting disasters.
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ISBN:
9780531227664

9780531230763
Format :
Book