Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

^ Read * Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters by Donald R. Prothero ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters Review from a PhD Student in Geology Jason Loxton Catastrophes! may best be thought of as two books (and could have benefited from an internal division into books I and II). The first eight chapters focus on natural disasters, with chapters 1-8 devoted sequentially to earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, floods, hurricanes and other storms, tornados, and blizzards. After this section--which comprises two-thirds of the text--Prothero switches tack, delving into planet-level geological ev

Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

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Rating : 4.56 (814 Votes)
Asin : 0801896924
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 360 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-12-28
Language : English

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Prothero is a professor of geology at Occidental College and coeditor or author of many books, including Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals and The Evolution of Artiodactyls, both published by Johns Hopkins.. Donald R

Dramatic photographs and eyewitness accounts recall the devastation wrought by these events, and the peopleboth heroes and foolsthat are caught up in the earth's relentless forces. Devastating natural disasters have profoundly shaped human history, leaving us with a respect for the mighty power of the earthand a humbling view of our future. Prothero tells the harrowing human stories behind these catastrophic events.Prothero describes in gripping detail some of the most important natural disasters in history:• the New Madrid, Missouri, earthquakes of 1811–1812 that caused church bells to ring in Boston• the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people• the massive volcanic eruptions of Krakatau, Mount Tambora, Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, and Nevado del RuizHis clear and straightforward explanations of the forces that caused these disasters accompany gut-wrenching accounts of terrifying human experiences and a staggering loss of human life. Paleontologist and geologist Donald R. Floods that wash out whole regions, earthquakes that level a single country, hurricanes that destroy everything in their pathall are here to remind us of how little control we have over the natural world. Eerie, fascinating, and

(Brian Switek Laelaps blog, Wired)Fascinating reading, if somewhat terrifying Prothero explains the geologic and meteorological forces behind disasters, emphasizing the science with examples of real-world events, giving us a three-dimensional view of not only the natural processes involved but the human and monetary toll, as well. (Ian Paulsen Birdbooker Report)During a time when global climate change is becoming an increasing concern and details of global catastrophes arrive on our computer screens as they unfold elsewhere, Prothero’s book is a useful guide to the mechanisms and effects of some of

Review from a PhD Student in Geology Jason Loxton Catastrophes! may best be thought of as two books (and could have benefited from an internal division into books I and II). The first eight chapters focus on natural disasters, with chapters 1-8 devoted sequentially to earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, floods, hurricanes and other storms, tornados, and blizzards. After this section--which comprises two-thirds of the text--Prothero switches tack, delving into planet-level geological events. "As files to wanton boys, are we to th' gods, they kill us for their sport--Gloucester "King Lear Act As files to wanton boys, are we to th' gods, they kill us for their sport--Gloucester "King Lear Act 4 Scene 1" Jack F. This book chronicles some of the greatest natural disasters in human history and the mechanics that make them so deadly. With a clear, straight forward style, Prothero recounts the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the 2004 Indian Tsunami, The Great Scablands Floods and many other such catastrophes that continue to remind us of just how fragile life is and how delicate our situation here on Earth is. That's the great part of this book; it's not just a s. Scene 1"" according to Jack F.. This book chronicles some of the greatest natural disasters in human history and the mechanics that make them so deadly. With a clear, straight forward style, Prothero recounts the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the 200As files to wanton boys, are we to th' gods, they kill us for their sport--Gloucester "King Lear Act 4 Scene 1" Jack F. This book chronicles some of the greatest natural disasters in human history and the mechanics that make them so deadly. With a clear, straight forward style, Prothero recounts the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the 2004 Indian Tsunami, The Great Scablands Floods and many other such catastrophes that continue to remind us of just how fragile life is and how delicate our situation here on Earth is. That's the great part of this book; it's not just a s. Indian Tsunami, The Great Scablands Floods and many other such catastrophes that continue to remind us of just how fragile life is and how delicate our situation here on Earth is. That's the great part of this book; it's not just a s. Not Your Average Earthquake Book ThinkingGirl Dr. Donald Prothero has a gift for doing what few writers of science books can, making complex matters not only accessible to the non-scientist but also entertaining and "Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters" is no exception.Like Prothero's other more recent books, like "Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs" and "Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters", "Catastrophes!" gives the reader a good basic