'Savage Earth' explores the immense power of the forces acting on our planet through the eyes of those who have been most affected by it, be they scientists, researchers or innocent bystanders. The book puts earthquakes and volcanic activity into context by explaining the complexities of plate tectonics and continental drift using clear, accessible text and helpful diagrams.
Subsequent sections go into more detail looking first at earthquakes, and then at volcanoes, using a mixture of historical and contemporary accounts of major incidents in order to illustrate the often devastating effects. Real-life accounts by many of the interviewees featured in the television series 'Savage Skies', are also included. The final section deals with the science of earthquake and eruption prediction and the difficulties it presents to scientists around the world.
Full of dramatic photographs, gripping stories and concise explanation, 'Savage Earth' is an essential reference guide to readers interested in the forces of science and nature.