Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters
by Donald R. Prothero
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2011
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 326 pp.
Size: 6.25 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9780801896927
TB Code: 1804041
Availability: 919 in stock

Devastating natural disasters have profoundly shaped human history, leaving us with a respect for the mighty power of the earth—and a humbling view of our future. Paleontologist and geologist Donald R. 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 Ruiz