Disaster Science

Across the world, scientists study disasters every day. They learn the causes and impacts of these devastating events. They are also learning how to predict and prevent them. In the Disaster Science series, readers will learn how science and disasters intersect through clear text, illuminating graphics, and vivid photos. Special sidebars on the inner workings of science invite readers to explore the day-to-day work that advances scientific understanding.

The Science of a Bridge Collapse

This book discusses the science behind bridge collapses and their effects. The chapters examine historical bridge collapses, explain how bridges are designed and built, and show how… More »

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The Science of a Hurricane

This book discusses the science behind earthquakes and their effects. The chapters examine case studies of destructive hurricanes, explain how hurricanes form, and show how scientists are… More »

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The Science of an Earthquake

This book discusses the science behind earthquakes and their effects. The chapters examine notable earthquakes in history, explain why earthquakes occur, and show how scientists and engineers… More »

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The Science of an Oil Spill

This book discusses the science behind oil spills and their effects. The chapters examine history's worst oil spills, explain how oil spills happen, and show how scientists are developing… More »

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The Science of a Pandemic

This book discusses the science behind pandemics and their effects. The chapters examine the deadliest pandemics in history, explain how these diseases spread so quickly, and show how… More »

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The Science of a Plane Crash

This book discusses the science behind plane crashes. The chapters examine the worst plane crashes in history, explain how aircraft fail, and show how scientists and engineers are designing… More »

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The Science of a Shipwreck

This book discusses the science behind shipwrecks. The chapters examine history's deadliest shipwrecks, explain how ships sink, and show how scientists and engineers are designing safer… More »

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