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Can we protect people from natural disasters?

Author: Catherine Chambers
Publisher: London : Raintree, 2015.
Series: Earth debates
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, floods and droughts, and how scientists use technology to try to predict them. It includes information on how seismology is used to predict earthquakes, how sonar equipment can detect flooding risks, and how GPS and hazard systems can map and predict hurricanes and tornadoes. But could governments do more to protect us from natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Miscellanea
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Chambers
ISBN: 9781406290721 1406290726
OCLC Number: 899704454
Description: pages cm.
Contents: What are natural disasters? --
Can we protect people from volcanoes? --
Can we protect people from earthquakes? --
Can we protect people fromhurricanes? --
Can we hide from tornadoes? --
Can we protect people from flood disasters? --
Can we prevent drought disaster? --
Can we prevent a deep-freeze disaster? --
Can we really protect people from natural disasters?
Series Title: Earth debates
Responsibility: Catherine Chambers.

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This book discusses natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, floods and droughts, and how scientists use technology to try to predict them. It includes information on how seismology is used to predict earthquakes, how sonar equipment can detect flooding risks, and how GPS and hazard systems can map and predict hurricanes and tornadoes. But could governments do more to protect us from natural disasters? Who do you think?

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