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When the Earth Shakes: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis (Smithsonian)

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Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events?

New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester - who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano - looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena.

A master nonfiction storyteller, Winchester digs deep into the powerful natural forces that shape the earth, exploring the how and why of world-changing events from the 19th-century’s infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthquake that flattened San Francisco, to the 21st-century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan. It’s a gripping story about what happens when our seemingly unmovable planet shakes, explodes, and floods - all richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs.

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ISBN: 9780670785360
Publisher: Viking Books
Language: English
Page Count: 72
Size: 10.53" l x 9.31" w x 0.50
Series: N/A