CAUSES OF CATASTROPHE by Loot L. Don

CAUSES OF CATASTROPHE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Scientific popularization, this uses historical example and non-technical terms to explain the causes of such natural catastrophes as earthquakes, volcanoes, tidal waves, hurricanes and typhoons. Devoting the most attention to earthquakes, this tells of the early beliefs associated with them, the knowledge we now have, the types of earthquake, severity, depth, sound, and what seismology can determine. Volcanoes, ancient and modern, their manifestations, frequency, cycles, and mountain-making as the cause. The book closes with the fable of Atlantis....General information on a special subject, this might have a plus sale in the juvenile market.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1947
Publisher: Whittlesey