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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?

This revised edition of Andrew RobinsonÆs compelling and informative book, illustrated with marvellous photographs and specially commissioned artwork, draws on the dramatic evidence of recent years to evaluate the state of the planet in the new century ù and manÆs effect on it. Each force of Nature is separately described, dissected and fitted into the jigsaw puzzle of global environmental change.

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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)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Subtitled "Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes And Other Forces Of Nature".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500283042
Subtitle:
Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, and Other Forces of Nature
Author:
Robinson, Andrew
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Volcanoes
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Hurricanes
Subject:
Tornadoes
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Rev
Series Volume:
107-87
Publication Date:
February 2002
Binding:
Paper Textbook
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.54x7.60x.85 in. 2.27 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780500283042 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Subtitled "Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes And Other Forces Of Nature".
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