5 books on understanding/preparing for natural and manmade disasters

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2. The Power Of The Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters

The Power Of The Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters, by Bruce Parker. Booklist says that this well-received 2010 book by an engineering professor includes a “riveting” analysis of catastrophes such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 150,000, delivering science “in dramatic and digestible form.”

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