|Tsunami: Nature and culture|
Hamblyn, R. (2014). Tsunami: Nature and culture. Reaktion Books - Earth. Reaktion Books: London. ISBN 978-1-78023-347-5. 184 pp.
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VLIZ: Dynamical Oceanography DYN.100 
Coast defences; Earthquakes; Tsunami prediction; Tsunamis; Warning systems; Marine
Tsunamis - ferociously dangerous sea waves - have caused widespread destruction to countries, populations and natural landscapes since antiquity. The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, for example, took the lives of nearly 16,000 people, caused a meltdown at the Fukishima Dalichi nuclear power plant and left an economic toll of many billions. The author explores these treacherous, remorseless sea surges: how they happen, what makes them so powerful and what can be done to safeguard our most vulnerable coastlines. Detailing their cultural significance in tsunami-prone places such as Japan, Hawaii and Chile. This book is a cultural, historical and scientific guide to one of the world’s most spectacular and deadly natural phenomena.