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Earthshock: Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, and Other Forces of Nature
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What causes an earthquake? When will another big shock shake Tokyo or Los Angeles? Can people create deserts? How are the ozone layer and greenhouse effect interlinked? Is global warming a force of Nature ù or of man?
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A nontechnical survey of some natural phenomena that impact humans in spectacular ways. The 1993 edition was the Association of Earth Science Editors' Outstanding Publication Award. Large color photographs are the outstanding feature.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
What causes an earthquake? When will another big shock shake Tokyo or Los Angeles? Can people create deserts? How are the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect interlinked? Is global warming a force of nature — or of man?
This compelling and informative book, illustrated with marvelous photographs and specially commissioned art-work, explains the latest scientific insights into these questions. Each force of nature is separately fitted into the jigsaw puzzle of global environmental change. The revised edition of this widely praised book draws on the dramatic evidence of recent years to evaluate the state of the planet — and man's effect on it — in the new century.
An updated explanation of contemporary scientific insights into extreme forces of nature such as volcanoes, hurricanes and floods. It also examines the intricacies of how everything, natural and human, interacts, and discusses whether effects such as global warming are natural or man-made.
Subtitled "Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes And Other Forces Of Nature".
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