9780521573740

Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters

ISBN 10: 0521573742 / 0-521-57374-2
ISBN 13: 9780521573740
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
From epidemics and earthquakes to tornados and tidal waves, the overwhelming power of nature never ceases to instill humankind with both terror and awe. As natural disasters continue to claim human lives and leave destruction in their wake, Perils of a Restless Planet examines our attempts to understand and anticipate such phenomena. Drawing upon actual events from ancient to present times, this book focuses on basic scientific inquiry, technological innovation and, ultimately, public policy to provide a lucid and riveting look at the natural events that have shaped our view of natural disasters. While shedding light on the elusive quality of nature's intermittent tantrums and the limits scientific study and laboratory replication impose on our understanding of her mercurial ways, the author extrapolates from the history of science to suggest how we may someday learn to warn and protect the vulnerable poplulations on our small, tempestuous planet. Compelling and informative, this book will find readers both in and outside of the scientific community.

Review:
"Ernest Zebrowski Jr. teaches physics at Penn State and obviously knows how to keep an audience's attention: The book is half gruesome narrative and half science class."

Curt Suplee, Washington Post Book World, 11/09/1997

 

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