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Earthshock: Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes and Other Forces of Nature

By: Andrew Robinson

304 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, illus, maps

Thames & Hudson

Paperback | Feb 2002 | Edition: 2 | #126460 | ISBN: 0500283044
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Examines the forces of nature and their impact on humankind, and addresses crucial global issues such as the causes and prediction of earthquakes and the links between the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect.


1. Man and Nature; 2. Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere and Life; 3. Earthquakes; 4. Volcanoes; 5. Thunderstorms, Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Lightning; 6. Floods, Dambursts and Tsunamis; 7. Deserts, Droughts, Wildfires and Desertification; 8. Avalanches, Glacier and Ice Ages; 9. Global Climatic Change

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Andrew Robinson is literary editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement. Among his other books are The Shape of the World: The Mapping and Discovery of the Earth and The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs and Pictograms.

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