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Preface ; 1. Planet Earth: in a nutshell ; 2. Global warming: a lot of hot air? ; 3. The Ice Age cometh ; 4. The enemy within - super-eruptions, giant tsunamis, and the coming great quake ; 5. The threat from space - asteroid and comet impacts ; Epilogue ; Further reading ; Index
Bill McGuire is an academic, science writer, and broadcaster. He is currently Professor of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London. He was a member of the UK Government Natural Hazard Working Group established in January 2005, in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, and in 2010 a member of the Science Advisory Group in Emergencies (SAGE) addressing the Icelandic volcanic ash problem. His latest book Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes published in 2012. He presented the BBC Radio 4 series, Disasters in Waiting and Scientists Under Pressure and the End of the World Reports on Channel 5 and Sky News.
informative * Paradigm Explorer * engaging and at times chilling book * Network Review *