The Science of Tsunamis (Nature's Wrath: The Science Behind Natural Disasters)

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Tsunamis can involve waves that move as fast as passenger jets and grow to heights taller than skyscrapers. As astonishing as these huge waves might be, theyre also a deadly phenomenon happening more often around the world. Readers will encounter some of the most destructive tsunamis of all time while they explore the science behind these occurrences. An explanation of plate tectonics and wave formations are a few of the exciting science concepts that readers are introduced to through real-life examples and lots of surprising facts. Full-color photographs and detailed illustrations will guide readers through one of natures scariest disasters, while highlighting the populations tsunamis have affectedand those they will affect in the future.

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Gr 4-6-This series keeps the science introductory but provides plenty of real-life examples of hurricanes, avalanches, etc., many from the last decade and some as recent as summer 2012. Four chapters in each title cover the science involved, the technology in use, effects of the disaster, and future outlook and preparedness. "Real-Life Science" sections use actual catastrophes to elucidate the science being covered. Quotes from victims and images of scientists and emergency and rescue workers in action offer the human side of the topics. Avalanches and Earthquakes include possible manmade triggers (however, fracking is not one of them), but climate change is not mentioned in any of the volumes. Bright background colors, color photos with captions, and a variety of insets provide further information and examples. The maps are too narrow in focus, and more labeled diagrams and tables would aid comprehension. Avalanches and Hurricanes have minor problems with clarity. α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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