Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters

By: Zebrowski Jr, Ernest

Price: $15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Used: Very Good


Very Good. Top edge of pages dirty from storage. Light wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.


Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item


From epidemics and earthquakes to tornados and tidal waves, the overwhelming power of nature never ceases to instill humankind with both terror and awe. As natural disasters continue to claim human lives and leave destruction in their wake, Perils of a Restless Planet examines our attempts to understand and anticipate such phenomena. Now available in paperback, this highly acclaimed book draws on actual events from ancient to present times. Coverage focuses on basic scientific inquiry, technological innovation and, ultimately, public policy to provide a lucid and riveting look at the natural events that have shaped our view of natural disasters. While shedding light on the elusive quality of nature's intermittent tantrums and the limits scientific study and laboratory replication impose on our understanding of its mercurial ways, the author extrapolates from the history of science to suggest how we may someday learn to warn and protect the vulnerable populations on our small, tempestuous planet. Compelling and informative, this book will find readers both in and outside of the scientific community.

Title: Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters

Author Name: Zebrowski Jr, Ernest

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997-06-13

ISBN Number: 0521573742

ISBN Number 13: 9780521573740

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU9142021