When the Earth Shakes

New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester—who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of ...

When the Earth Shakes

Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis. Headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester—who’s been shaken by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing a volcano—looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena. A master nonfiction storyteller, Winchester digs deep into the powerful natural forces that shape the earth, exploring the how and why of world-changing events from the 19th-century’s infamous volcanic eruption at Krakatoa and the earthquake that flattened San Francisco, to the 21st-century tsunamis that devastated Indonesia and Japan. It’s a gripping story about what happens when our seemingly unmovable planet shakes, explodes, and floods—all richly illustrated with fascinating historical and stunning contemporary photographs.

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When the Earth Shakes
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Simon Winchester
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-23 - Publisher: Penguin

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Language: en
Pages: 215
Authors: Sarah Beth Childers
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-15 - Publisher: Ohio University Press

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The Debate of King Milinda
Language: en
Pages: 125
Authors: Pesala (Bhikkhu.)
Categories: Buddhist philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

The Milinda Panha is, with good reason, a famous work of Buddhist literature, probably compiled in the first century B.C. It presents Buddhist doctrine in a very attractive and memorable form as a dialogue between a Bactrian Greek king, Milinda, who plays the `Devil`s Advocate` and a Buddhist sage, Nagasena.
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John OWEN (D.D.)
Categories: Buddhist philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1794 - Publisher:

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The Legends and Theories of the Buddhists
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Robert Spence Hardy
Categories: Buddhism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1866 - Publisher:

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