This book includes true-life accounts from a wide variety of people, including scientists, sightseers, and thrill-seekers, add to the compelling readability of this book that gives readers both a historical perspective on the human experience of Tsunamis and a scientific perspective on why they occur and what scientists are doing to help people stay out of the way.
Judy and Dennis Fradin have collectively written over 150 books. This dynamic couple is well known for their carefully researched books recounting harrowing times in history. Their many awards include the 2004 SCBWI Golden Kite Honor book award for The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine, and the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year for 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery. Their most recent National Geographic title was Earthquakes.