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  • ISBN: 9780028632360
  • ISBN10: 0028632362

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Natural Disasters

by McBride, Laura Harrison

  • List Price: $10.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publish date: 09/11/2001
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CIG to Natural Disasters provides clear, concise information on the causes and effects of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, mudslides, sinkholes, tornadoes, El Nino, lightning strikes, hurricanes, floods, blizzards, droughts, insect infestations, epidemics, famines, and celestial events (meteor strikes and sunspots). The book also details where to live to experience the most -- or the least -- disasters, and discusses basic disaster preparedness.<BR>-- Quake prediction, from seismographs to livestock prophecy!<BR>-- Surf's up -- tsunamis (tidal waves)<BR>-- We're not in Kansas anymore -- tornadoes' prime locations<BR>-- Water spouts and other minor big winds<BR>-- El Nino, from Mexico to Borneo<BR>-- The mysterious mistral -- going crazy on the Cote d'Azur<BR>-- Pyres, fires, and conflagrations of note<BR>-- Frozen water -- blizzards and how to survive them<BR>-- German cockroaches and the Teutonic plague
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