SCIENCES

Dangerous Earth: What We Wish We Knew about Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Climate Change, Earthquakes, and More

Univ. of Chicago. Mar. 2020. 272p. ISBN 9780226541693. $25. NAT HIST
COPY ISBN
Prager’s (Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime) newest book is an in-depth survey of various natural phenomena. She offers an illuminating look at a range of natural events: hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, rip currents, and landslides. Through the lens of both modern and historical examples, such as Mt. St. Helens, Hurricane Harvey, and recent California wildfires, Prager presents readers with a concise rendering of what scientists know and don’t know about the phenomena. Though dense at times, her analysis is readable and relatable.
VERDICT A skillful example of a user-friendly scientific treatise that should appeal to readers interested in Earth science, especially those seeking solid analyses of various natural phenomena.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Community matters. Stay up to date on breaking news, trends, reviews, and more.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month