Furious Earth: The Science and Nature of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

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Furious Earth sheds light on the life-threatening power and magnitude of nature's mighty trio: earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. With the latest reseach findings from top scientists in the field, as well as insider's information from The U.S. Geological Survey, this is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the natural forces that literally shape our world.

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The Science Behind the Earth's Most Catastrophic Phenomena

If our planet is a sleeping giant, it slumbers fitfully and awakens in powerful starts. Our familiar landscape bears the scars of hidden forces at work deep beneath it. Furious Earth contains the latest science on these forces and the cataclysmic phenomena they produce - earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. Now, hard-won knowledge of these phenomena, gained often in the aftermath of disaster or through dangerous research efforts, is presented here by scientist Ellen Prager with the following experts: Stanley Willaims, Ph.D. Professor of Volcanology, Arizona State University, on volcanoes; Kate Hutton, Ph.D., Seismologist, California State Institute of Technology, on earthquakes; Costas Synolakis, Ph.D. Engineering, University of Southern California, on tsunamis.

Furious Earth sheds light on the life-threatening power and magnitude of nature's mighty trio. With the latest reseach findings from top scientists in the field, as well as insider's information from The U.S. Geological Survey, this is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the world of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

Rich in information, packed with expert knowledge, and brimming with illustrations, Furious Earth is a must for anyone interested in truly understanding nature's powerful forces...and what the future may hold.

About the Author:

Ellen J. Prager, Ph.D., formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a respected scientist who is now devoting her time to bringing an understanding of earth and marine science to the general public. In this endeavor she has been interviewed on The Today Show while living underwater, written dispatches for MSNBC, and worked with the National Geographic Society. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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