Table of contents for Rocks and fossils / by Margaret Hynes.

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Chapter 1 - THE RESTLESS EARTH
Beneath our feet - how earth's crust is broken up into tectonic plates 
Earthquake - case studies of some of the deadliest quakes in history
What is a tsunami?
Killer waves
Measuring earthquakes - the work of seismologists, from ancient China to modern times
Chapter 2 - VOLCANOES
What is a volcano?
Buried alive - the first three dangers from a volcano: ash, poisonous gases and lava flows 
Exploding volcanoes
Volcanic tsunamis - how giant waves can be caused by massive volcanic eruptions
Sleeping giants - volcanoes today 
Summary page to conclude Chapter 2/Further information
Chapter 3 - STORM AND FLOOD 
Danger in the air - conditions in the atmosphere which lead to very high winds and storms
Tornadoes 
Typhoons and waterspouts
Hurricanes
Floods
Avalanches and mudslides
Defending ourselves
Chapter 4 - DROUGHT AND DISEASE
What causes drought?
Wildfires
Invisible killers - the many different forms of epidemic diseases
The Black Death
Fighting drought and disease
Summary page to conclude Chapter 4/Further information
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Rocks -- Juvenile literature.
Fossils -- Juvenile literature.
Natural disasters -- Juvenile literature.