How can all these big numbers and concepts make more sense? Infographics! The charts, maps, and illustrations in this book tell a visual story to help you better understand key concepts about natural disasters. Crack open this book to explore mind-boggling questions such as:
• How can scientists accurately predict natural disasters?
• What were some of Earth’s biggest, freakiest, and deadliest disasters?
• How can you protect yourself in the event of a volcano, an earthquake, or a tsunami?
The answers are sure to shake you up!
About the Author
She also worked as an editor in the industry for almost ten years. Many of her books have a science bent, though she's also written about pop stars, car art,
and zombies. Nadia lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two young daughters.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Lifesaving Curiosity 4
Jigsaw Puzzle Planet 6
Drift, Crash, and Grind 8
Four Ways to Spew 10
Small Shakes and Big Shakes 12
A Series of Waves 14
Danger Zones 16
Record Breakers 18
Numbers Rule 20
January 12, 2010 24
Lifesaving Engineering 26
Science Superheroes 28
Further Information 31