Coverart for item
The Resource Tsunami Man : Learning about Killer Waves with Walter Dudley, Anthony D. Fredericks

Tsunami Man : Learning about Killer Waves with Walter Dudley, Anthony D. Fredericks

Label
Tsunami Man : Learning about Killer Waves with Walter Dudley
Title
Tsunami Man
Title remainder
Learning about Killer Waves with Walter Dudley
Statement of responsibility
Anthony D. Fredericks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Walt Dudley waited on the roof of the Naniloa Hotel overlooking Hilo Bay. Eyes glued to the water, ears listening for the ring of his cellular phone, he was watching for a monster. It was a monster speeding across the Pacific Ocean at more than 500 miles per hour. It was a monster with the potential for consuming lives and pulverizing buildings. It was a monster of enormous strength, incredible power, and unbelievable destructiveness." Tsunamis--the stuff of legends in both ancient and modern times--are some of the world's most destructive natural disasters. But for Dr. Walter Dudley tsunamis are "not just about devastation and destruction, they are about men, women, and children." Dr. Dudley's work (see Tsunami!, 1998) has expanded our knowledge of these waves and has helped us to better understand and prepare for these unpredictable, yet ever present, dangers. In Tsunami Man young readers are given an inside look at the life of a working scientist who uses his knowledge for the common good and serves as an exciting role model for future scientists. Filled with dramatic photographs and accounts of tsunami survivors, the book also addresses the "how" and "why" of tsunamis, their impact on human lives, and the ways in which information about these "killer waves" is shared throughout the world
Cataloging source
DEGRU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fredericks, Anthony D
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dudley, Walter C
  • Dudley, Walter C
  • Tsunamis
  • Tsunamis
  • Tsunamis
  • Hawaii
  • NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Oceans & Seas
Target audience
specialized
Label
Tsunami Man : Learning about Killer Waves with Walter Dudley, Anthony D. Fredericks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 75) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. A Tsunami Day
  • 7. Sharing the Wisdom
  • 8. The Pacific Tsunami Museum
  • 9. People's Lives Are Far More Important
  • 10. A True and Constant Threat
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Monster Approaches
  • 2. The Making of Tsunamis
  • 3. Walter Dudley: Tsunami Man
  • 4. Gathering the Memories
  • 5. Tsunamis in Hawai'i
Control code
on1013938011
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824844677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824844677
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225tkzw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013938011
Label
Tsunami Man : Learning about Killer Waves with Walter Dudley, Anthony D. Fredericks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 75) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 6. A Tsunami Day
  • 7. Sharing the Wisdom
  • 8. The Pacific Tsunami Museum
  • 9. People's Lives Are Far More Important
  • 10. A True and Constant Threat
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Monster Approaches
  • 2. The Making of Tsunamis
  • 3. Walter Dudley: Tsunami Man
  • 4. Gathering the Memories
  • 5. Tsunamis in Hawai'i
Control code
on1013938011
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824844677
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824844677
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225tkzw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013938011

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...