Earth Shattering Events: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters
Publisher: Cicada Books
In any given year, there may be between 200-300 large-scale geological or meteorological disasters on earth – and they’re becoming more frequent because of climate change. It’s important to understand how and why natural disasters happen, and what they leave behind – and, not least, how they affect some of the poorest people on the planet.
Each section of the book describes a different phenomenon, gives the different types – for instance, there are two different types of avalanche, with wet and dry snow – and looks at examples of the biggest and worst ones recorded. It then gives tips for safety and survival. A lot of the time, it’s not easy to be prepared for something like a tsunami, which comes out of nowhere and is hard to predict, but it is at least good to know what one could do in that situation.
Featuring clear information about a comprehensive range of events such as tsunamis, avalanches, earthquakes and volcanoes (grouped under geological disasters), and tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires and tropical cyclones (meteorological disasters), this colourful and fascinating guide is a real eye-opener.