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Tsunami

Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2014.
Series: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tsunami explores how these treacherous sea-surges happen, what makes them so powerful, and what can be done to safeguard vulnerable coastlines. Hamblyn details their cultural significance in tsunami-prone places such as Japan, Hawaii, and Chile, while also considering their importance in the more seismically stable West, where their appearances are limited to popular culture and blockbuster films."--Publisher
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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hamblyn
ISBN: 9781780233475 1780233477
OCLC Number: 883432265
Description: 184 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface : the tsunami stone --
Tsunamis in history and memory --
The science of tsunamis --
'The hungry wave' : tsunamis in myth and legend --
Tsunamis in literature, art and film --
Living with tsunamis : warning systems and coastal defence --
Tsunami timeline.
Series Title: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Other Titles: Nature and culture
Responsibility: Richard Hamblyn.

Abstract:

From the legend of Atlantis to the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, this book is a cultural, historical and scientific guide to one of the world's most spectacular and deadly natural phenomena.  Read more...

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