About this book
Describes the causes and effects of many major earthquakes, including Haiti in 2010 and the catastrophic 2011 Japanese tsunami. Written by a highly experienced science writer, biographer and journalist, this will appeal to as much to general readers of pop science as well as experts.
Beijing and Jakarta, Tehran and Tokyo, Istanbul and Los Angeles are among the more than 60 large cities at risk from an earthquake. This book describes major earthquakes and their effects on societies around the world, as well as the ways in which cultures have mythologized earthquakes through religion, the arts and popular culture.