The Big Ones

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Author of "The Big Ones" Dr. Lucy Jones shares more about the biggest natural disasters in the Earth's history.

About the Book:

Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes – they stem from the same forces that give our planet life. Earthquakes give us natural springs; volcanoes produce fertile soil. It is only when these forces exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Together they have shaped our cities, elevated leaders, and toppled governments, influenced the way we think, feel, fight, unite, and pray. The history of natural disasters is a history of us. In The Big Ones (Doubleday), seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones offers a bracing look at some of the world’s greatest natural disasters, whose reverberations we continue to feel today. With populations in hazardous regions growing and temperatures around the world rising, the impacts of natural disasters are greater than ever before.

For more information, please contact: Todd Doughty, Doubleday Books, 212-782-9796,

Wednesday the 25th, 7pm / Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing