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Power of the Sea Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters

ISBN-10: 0230120741
ISBN-13: 9780230120747
Edition: 2012
Authors: Bruce Parker
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792

List of Figures
Introduction: When the Sea Turns against Us: Escaping the Sea's 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 Ni�o, Climate Change, and the Global Ocean Observing System
Afterword: The Unpredictable and the Unprepared: The 2011 Japan Tsunami
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Notes
Index

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