This is a fine example of popular writing on natural science subjects. Mr. and Mrs. the field, go through the whole catalog of natural which the years. An introductory chapter winds, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. The how and (as far as present knowledge permits) why famous history's scientific reports, news accounts, and world literature, the of each phenomenon. Technical explanations are with simple clarity made to minimize the effects of these The final chapter, and Behavior, is especially . This book definitive study. It is an interesting and information of the toll taken by the unleashed forces of nature .