Be it raging floods or outbreak of infectious diseases, find out what causes these disasters and how they are managed.
From tsunami to tornadoes, 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.
DK Eyewitness Natural Disaster also explores 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 book an ideal companion for young readers.
Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness series, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness feature - fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.