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The power of the sea : tsunamis, storm surges, rogue waves, and our quest to predict disasters

Author: Bruce B Parker
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A spell-binding and heart-stopping narrative that reveals the amazing power of the oceans and explains for the first time how scientists have learned to predict the sea's destructive moments that can  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce B Parker
ISBN: 9780230616370 0230616372
OCLC Number: 659232267
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: When the Sea Turns Against Us: Escaping its Fury through Prediction The Earliest Predictions for the Sea: The Tide The Moon, the Sun, and the Sea: The Tide Predictions for D-Day The Sea's Greatest Killer: Predicting Storm Surges Defending our Coasts: Flooded Cities Stormy Seas: Predicting Sea, Swell, and Surf 'Holes' in the Surface of the Sea: Rogue Waves The Sea's Response to an Unpredictable Earth: Trying to Predict Tsunamis December 26, 2004 (Part 1): Tragic Surprise in the Indian Ocean December 26, 2004 (Part 2): Learning from a Tragedy Predicting the Future - and Saving Lives: El Nino, Climate Change, and a Global Ocean Observing System Endnotes Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Bruce Parker.

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"Mixes hair-raising descriptions of disasters with efforts to understand them... the author provides a lucid, original contribution to popular-science writing." --Kirkus Reviews..". prediction is the Read more...

 
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