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Discover the awesome power of nature in this visual guide to the dynamic natural phenomena across our planet.
Become an eyewitness to the weird and wonderful ways of our world, from tsunamis to tornadoes, and discover nature's awesome potential with this Eyewitness guide. See how earthquakes, floods and hurricanes affect what lies in their path, and what measures we can use to protect ourselves from Mother Nature. Follow the journey of some of the most catastrophic disasters, and witness the rescue operations that followed. Learn, too, about the equipment used to predict natural disasters, from tsunami magnitude to the earthquake Richter scale and how studies help predict hurricanes, prevent avalanches, control wildfires, and survive earthquakes.
Throughout the pages of this newly- revised incredible history book, you can expect to find:
-Up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagram -All information updated by expert consultants -Packed with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines -Includes brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field
This museum in a book uses striking full-color photographs and illustrations to explore the ancient legends linked to many natural disasters and explains how human activities have caused many other disasters in recent times. A timeline tracing some of the most devastating disasters in history, record-breaking facts, and a guide to some useful online resources makes this a must-have volume for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for knowledge and learning, alongside teachers, parents and librarians.
So, what’s new?
Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new “eyewitness” feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.
Explore the series!
Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Join the journey to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.
About the Author
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books.