The Tsunami Book: Killer Waves

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

Wild Planet Series

Age 5+

General Science, Nature, The Natural World Educational: Sciences

In 2004, the world was stunned when one of the largest earthquakes in fifty years swept a massive wave - a tsunami - from Indonesia to Thailand, India to Africa. So what is a tsunami? How are they formed, and when and where have they occurred throughout history?


Dr Gill Jolly is a research scientist with GNS science, New Zealand. She worked for several years on Montserrat in the West Indies, keeping an eye on the Soufriere Hills Volcano, which has caused several tsunamis during recent eruptions.


From the moment I picked the book up, I was engrossed…The text is simply and engagingly written. I really loved the way Dr Jolly shows us the human and quirky results of tsunamis as well as the scientific causes and explanations.

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