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The Science Times Book of Natural Disasters (Science Times Books)

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Earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes may be as powerful and awe-inspiring as when they were first experienced by humankind, but in the effort to better predict where and when they will next happen, scientists have made some of the most astonishing discoveries. The latest are brought to light in the next collection of writings in the Science Times series.Readers will learn ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by The Lyons Press
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The recent epidemic of tornadoes in the United States isn’t what prompted me to read this installment in the Science Times series. However, those horrific events, and our society’s struggle to cope with them, underscore the importance of being conversant in the science behind natural disasters. Books like this one—collections of articles by world-class reporters—are less about delivering shock value and more about cultivating a practical understanding of catastrophes. As such, I found this book ...more
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Nicholas Wade is a British-born scientific reporter, editor and author who currently writes for the Science Times section of The New York Times. Wade was born in Aylesbury, England and educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. Wade has been a correspondent, based in Washington, and deputy editor, based in London, of the journal Nature. He also reported from Washington for the journal ...more
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