Natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis are the result of various earth forces and movements of the earth’s tectonic plates. Active areas, where the earth’s surface is more frequently affected by earthquakes and volcanoes, are situated along the plate boundaries.
World Disasters 1: Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis explores the mechanics of these kinds of natural disasters and provides background information about the frequency, locations and destruction of earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis as well as providing opportunities to research significant disasters in history.
References to web site addresses have been included to provide students with a starting point for their research.
Author: Jane Bourke