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Tsunamis, Nancy Harris, book editor

Label
Tsunamis
Title
Tsunamis
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Harris, book editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tsunamis or seismic sea waves are the largest and most powerful waves in the world. These monstrous waves, which can travel back and forth across oceans, reach speeds of 300 to 600 miles per hour. Although tsunamis can go unnoticed in the open sea, their heights can reach 100 to 200 feet in shallow water where they continue to travel inland with tremendous destructive force. Tsunamis are triggered by earthquakes, submarine volcanoes, landslides, or more rarely, by meteorite impacts
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 551.47/024
  • 551.46/37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GC221.2
LC item number
.T775 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harris, Nancy
Series statement
Great disasters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tsunamis
  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • Tsunamis
  • Tsunamis
Label
Tsunamis, Nancy Harris, book editor
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-87) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The science and study of tsunamis -- The nature and characteristics of tsunamis / James F. Lander and Patricia A. Lockridge -- The Atlantic megatsunami / Edwin Unsworth -- Chile and Peru: a major tsunami zone / Michael J. Mooney -- 2. Tsunami disasters -- The grounding of the USS Wateree / Ernest Zebrowski Jr. -- The most deadly tsunami: Krakatau of 1883 / Edward Bryant -- The twentieth century's largest tsunami / Gerard Fryer -- The 1998 Papua New Guinea tsunami / Walter C. Dudley and Min Lee -- 3. Averting disaster -- Reducing the risks of tsunamis to the coastal United States / Eric L. Geist et. al -- The Pacific tsunami warning center / Edward Bryant -- Tsunami prediction and mitigation / Ellen J. Prager -- Tsunami warning systems / Robert Koenig
Extent
1 online resource (91 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035679181
Label
Tsunamis, Nancy Harris, book editor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-87) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The science and study of tsunamis -- The nature and characteristics of tsunamis / James F. Lander and Patricia A. Lockridge -- The Atlantic megatsunami / Edwin Unsworth -- Chile and Peru: a major tsunami zone / Michael J. Mooney -- 2. Tsunami disasters -- The grounding of the USS Wateree / Ernest Zebrowski Jr. -- The most deadly tsunami: Krakatau of 1883 / Edward Bryant -- The twentieth century's largest tsunami / Gerard Fryer -- The 1998 Papua New Guinea tsunami / Walter C. Dudley and Min Lee -- 3. Averting disaster -- Reducing the risks of tsunamis to the coastal United States / Eric L. Geist et. al -- The Pacific tsunami warning center / Edward Bryant -- Tsunami prediction and mitigation / Ellen J. Prager -- Tsunami warning systems / Robert Koenig
Extent
1 online resource (91 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035679181

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