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Deadly Waves


Series: Disasters—People in Peril

By Mary Dodson Wade

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. Buildings trembled, some collapsing, and fires started. But the earthquake had stirred up something even deadlier: a tsunami. A colossal wave surged inland, burying parts of the island nation in muddy, debris-filled water. The tsunami consumed buildings, crushed houses, and swept people away. The disaster caused catastrophic damage and loss of life. How can an earthquake deep in the ocean cause this much death and destruction? Author Mary Dodson Wade examines the causes of tsunamis, where they occur, and gives firsthand accounts from survivors of the deadliest waves.

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"A fine introduction to the geological forces behind tsunamis."

Southern Maine Library District, February 11, 2013

"This book is easy to read and is quite interesting."

Book Buzz, July 2013

"The text is easy to read . . ."

Garland Independent School District, April 3, 2013

"Well laid out with good color photos and sharp clear text."

Richardson Independent School District, March 10, 2013

"The descriptions and analogies are simple enough for middle readers to understand what happens during a tsunami . . . This book is a good resource for students who want to learn more about geography."

Children's Literature

"Excellent, comprehensive coverage of the topic . . . Eyewitness accounts make the topic more compelling and understandable."

Southwest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries, posted December 21, 2012

". . . a scholarly yet interesting account . . ."

Eastern Washington Book Review Council

"Using first person reports and photographs both modern and old, bring an intimacy to the text. The scientific explanation is clearly explained."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2012

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