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Kingfisher Knowledge Natural Disasters

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Table of Contents

6 Foreword; 7 Chapter one: The restless earth; 8 Beneath our feet; 10 Earthquake; 12 What is a tsunami?; 14 Killer waves; 16 Measuring earthquakes; 18 Summary; 19 Chapter two: Volcanoes; 20 What is a volcano?; 22 Buried Alive; 26 Volcanic tsunamis; 28 Sleeping giants; 30 Summary; 31 Chapter three: Storm, flood and snow; 32 Danger in the air; 34 Tornadoes; 36 Typhoons and waterspouts; 38 Hurricanes; 40 Floods; 42 Avalanches and mudslides; 44 Defending ourselves; 46 Summary; 47 Chapter three: Drought, fire and disease; 48 What causes drought?; 50 Wildfires; 52 Invisible killers; 54 The Black Death; 56 Fighting drought and disease; 58 Summary; 60 Glossary; 62 Index; 64 Acknowledgements.

About the Author

Andrew Langley has been writing books for children for over 25 years. His work has been shortlisted for the TES information Book Award and the Royal Society Science Prizes Junior Prize. He lives with his family in Somerset, England, and (when he can) Aveyron, France.

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