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Kingfisher Knowledge Natural Disasters
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"Kingfisher Knowledge" is a comprehensive series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Using lively, engaging text and state-of-the-art digital artwork, the series covers an immense range of subjects in impressive depth and is a major educational resource."Natural Disasters" details the most catastrophic events that have shocked the world since history began. These are events that people have no control over - the sheer power of monster waves, booming avalanches and raging bushfires. Discover how rescue teams operate, and how experts try to predict and prevent disaster.
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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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