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Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters Hardcover – 27 May 2011

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  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (27 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780801896927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801896927
  • ASIN: 0801896924
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"If you want to learn more about these disasters than just what's in the news headlines, this is the book for you."

(Ian Paulsen Birdbooker Report)

"During a time when global climate change is becoming an increasing concern and details of global catastrophes arrive on our computer screens as they unfold elsewhere, Prothero’s book is a useful guide to the mechanisms and effects of some of nature’s most frightening events."

(Brian Switek Laelaps blog, Wired.com)

"Fascinating reading, if somewhat terrifying... Prothero explains the geologic and meteorological forces behind disasters, emphasizing the science with examples of real-world events, giving us a three-dimensional view of not only the natural processes involved but the human and monetary toll, as well."

(Libbie Martin Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

"This book... has the bases covered. Prothero is an engaging writer."

(Natural Hazards Observer)



About the Author

Donald R. Prothero is a professor of geology at Occidental College and coeditor or author of many books, including Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals and The Evolution of Artiodactyls, both published by Johns Hopkins.

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