Catastrophes! Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other earth-shattering disasters

Donald R. Prothero

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Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press 2011.
Language
English
Physical Description
326 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-313) and index.
ISBN
9780801896927
Main Author
Donald R. Prothero (-)
  • Prologue : catastrophism and uniformitarianism
  • Earthquakes : the Earth in upheaval
  • Tsunamis : the sea rises up
  • Volcanoes : hell's cauldron
  • Landslides : gravity always wins
  • Floods : raging waters
  • Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons : nature on the rampage
  • Tornadoes : funnels of death
  • Blizzards : white death
  • Ice ages : frozen planet
  • Greenhouse planet : too hot to handle?
  • Mass extinctions : when life nearly died
  • Can we survive nature and our own folly?