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It"s a tsunami!

Nadia Higgins

It"s a tsunami!

by Nadia Higgins

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Published by Magic Wagon in Edina, Minn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Nadia Higgins ; illustrated by Damian Ward
SeriesWeather watchers, Weather watchers (Edina, Minn.)
ContributionsWard, Damian, 1977- ill
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGC221.5 .H54 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24448295M
ISBN 109781602707313
LC Control Number2009029376
OCLC/WorldCa428731326

  Tsunami of , caused by a magnitude earthquake, is the most devastating tsunami in modern times, affecting 18 countries in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa, killing more than , people in a single day, and leaving more than million homeless. However, less reported, albeit real, is its impact in the islands of the Indian Ocean Cited by: 3. The main rationale for this broadened scope was to address Section 5(a) in P.L. , which called for “a community-based tsunami hazard mitigation program to improve tsunami preparedness of at-risk areas in the United States and its territories.” Such a tsunami hazard mitigation program requires partnership among federal, state, tribal.

In December , when a tsunami killed more than , people in 11 countries around the Indian Ocean, the United States was reminded of its own tsunami risks. In fact, devastating tsunamis have struck North America before and are sure to strike again. Especially vulnerable are the five Pacific States--Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and.   The result is a spellbinding book that is well worth contemplating in an era marked by climate change and natural disaster. -- Kathleen Rooney * Chicago Tribune * Ghosts of the Tsunami is a brilliant chronicle of one of the modern world's worst disasters, but it's also a necessary act of witness/5(K).

  The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to feet, hitting speeds over mph -- a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these.   Heart-breaking and hopeful, this intimate account of a tragedy unveils the unique nuances of Japanese culture, the tsunami’s impact on Japan’s stunning and majestic landscape and the psychology of its people. Ghosts of the Tsunami is an award-winning classic of literary non-fiction. It tells the moving, evocative story of how a nation faced.


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It"s a tsunami! by Nadia Higgins Download PDF EPUB FB2

The first edition of Tsunami!, published inprovided readers with a complete examination of the tsunami phenomenon in Hawai'i. This second edition adds many eyewitness accounts Its a tsunami! book the tsunamis of and and expands its coverage to include major tsunamis in the Mediterranean and off the coasts of Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Fiji /5(6).

Grade 4–6—With its focus on the development of warning systems, Morrison's book fills a niche among the recent slew of tsunami titles. Explaining that the Its a tsunami! book Ocean disaster prompted governments worldwide to create warning systems, the author goes into the story of the Aleutian Island earthquake and the resulting tsunami that 5/5(1).

I n the face of several grief manuals that have been published this year, Richard Lloyd Parry’s account of the Japanese tsunami and its aftermath arrives like a Author: Rachel Cooke.

Tsunamis at islands and the influence of midocean ridges and continental shelves on their propagation, focusing, and amplification have been briefly touched upon. Attention has been drawn to the recent trend of tsunami generation and its widespread propagation in the Indian Ocean and beyond.

A tsunami is usually composed of a series of waves, called a wave train, so its destructive force may be compounded as successive waves reach shore. People experiencing a tsunami should remember.

Book publishing is a business and increasingly a technical one, but at its heart it is an art, writes Peter J. Dougherty in this opinion piece.

He is the editor-at-large at Princeton University Press. [Ghosts of the Tsunami is] a stunning portrait of devastation and its aftermath." –Kevin Nguyen, GQ "A wrenching chronicle of a disaster that, six years later, still seems incomprehensible Any writer could compile a laundry list of the horrors that come in the wake of a disaster; Lloyd Parry's book is not that.

In his new book Ghosts of the Tsunami, author Richard Lloyd Parry considers the aftermath of the Japanese tsunami, which took thousands. This book is a collection of contribution from experts involved in tsunami study for the purpose of covering its different aspects from generation to warning system to be applied in tsunami risk Author: Mohammad Mokhtari.

Tsunami Causes, How Tsunamis Form Read about the causes of tsunamis. Find out how these powerful waves form in warm ocean waters. Size, Hitting the Coast Examine the size of a tsunami, how it is short and has a big wavelength out at sea, but the height increases at the coast.

See how a tsunami increases its height as the depth of the sea decreases. tsunami A map of the tsunami with the highlighted epicenter. Inan earthquake with the epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia struck with a. This is the story of a daily-wear watch: the Tsunami by Japanese independent watchmaker Hajime Asaoka.

It’s not a “beater” as it’s too beautifully made for that description, and some folks justifiably take offense at characterizing a five-figure expenditure in those terms.

But it is a watch that GaryG suspects that he will be wearing a lot and in a variety of settings. Chapter 5 Tsunami and Its Effects Human Loss The tsunami caused by this earthquake probably the most disastrous so far and killed more thanpeople in a region from Sumatra as far as to South Africa.

Approximatelypeople of Aceh province were killed by this tsunami. According to File Size: 2MB. The Impossible (Spanish: Lo Imposible) is a English-language Spanish disaster drama film directed by J.

Bayona and written by Sergio G. is based on the experience of María Belón and her family in the Indian Ocean features British cast Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and Tom Holland. The film received positive reviews from critics for its direction and its Music by: Fernando Velázquez. The wavelength of tsunami waves is also extremely high over deep water.

The rate at which a tsunami loses its energy is inversely proportional to the wavelength of the waves. Since tsunami waves can have huge wavelengths (as much as kilometers or. This book is a collection of contribution from experts involved in tsunami study for the purpose of covering its different aspects from generation to warning system to be applied in tsunami risk reduction.

The presented chapters have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. The content of the book consists of information on tsunami propagation from the open sea to the coast and coastal. Ghosts of the Tsunami tells several stories, first, it does a very good job of outlining the geology and geography of the the Tohuku tsunami of The earthquake that caused the tsunami was Japan's biggest ever recorded and yet did relatively little damage but the tsunami that followed caught much Japan's northeast coast completely.

“With tsunami vs. the fukush Lee Ann Roripaugh has written us poetry to infect us as we consume with a momentous voracity that [which] turns its own page.” Arkansas International “Lee Ann Roripaugh’s tsunami vs.

fukushima 50 is a visionary experience of emotion, as she rides the ebb and flow between perseverance and renewal. The Impossible submerges the true impact of the tsunami JA Bayona's disaster movie is accomplished, but overlooks the overwhelming majority of the disaster's victims Published: 3.

A tsunami (/(t) s uː ˈ n ɑː m i, (t) s ʊ ˈ-/ (t)soo-NAH-mee, (t)suu-; from Japanese: 津波, lit. 'harbour wave', pronounced) is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations, landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite Kanji: 津波.

Japan spends around $20 million maintaining its tsunami warning system; The first known reference to a tsunami dates back to BC when the Greek historian Thucydides referred to the occurrence in the book "History of the Peloponnesian War"; Inaro00 people were killed when a tsunami swept Lisbon, in Portugal; The Orphan Tsunami of 0 0j0W0TQCy m%lâ Front cover A simulated tsunami reaches Japan ten hours after its start along the Pacific coast of North America (p.

). Back cover Sailboats skirt a pine-covered spit where Japanese villagers puzzled over a tsunami of remote origin in (p. ).Get this from a library! It's a tsunami!.

[Nadia Higgins; Damian Ward] -- Illustrations and simple text explain what a tsunami is, what causes them, why they are so destructive, and how scientists try and predict when and where a tsunami will hit.