Marine biologist Ellen Prager has come up with a book titled “Dangerous Earth: What we wish we knew about volcanoes, hurricanes, climate change, earthquakes and more”. In the book, the author seeks to respond to the most compelling question: Why can’t we better predict natural disasters?
About the book:
In Dangerous Earth, marine scientist Ellen Prager explores the science of investigating volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, rip currents, and–maybe the most perilous hazard of all–climate change. Each chapter considers a specific hazard, begins with a game-changing historical event, and highlights what remains unknown about these dynamic phenomena. Along the way, we hear from scientists trying to read Earth’s warning signs, pass its messages along to the rest of us, and prevent catastrophic loss.
Dangerous Earth: What we wish we knew about volcanoes, hurricanes, climate change, earthquakes and more, seeks to respond to the most compelling question: Why can’t we better predict the natural disasters? Part of the answer to this question is that the Earth’s processes are dynamic, ephemeral, and their origin are hidden from view. However, Prager has also concluded that preparation and not a prediction of natural events, holds the key to preparing for what lies ahead.