Earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis donâ€™t happen every day, so how can budding scientists study how they work? Through experiments, models, and demonstrations. This in-depth resource will teach readers how to build a seismograph to record a simulated earthquake, compare pressure waves and shear wavesÂ—the two types of ground shocksÂ—using a Slinky, and replicate a tsunamiâ€™s destructive effect on a Â“coastlineâ€ť built in a bathtub. Authors Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori even discuss issues of modern architecture and civil engineering: how science can be used to protect buildings and property in earthquake-prone areas.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis answers a wide array of questions about these phenomena. Can animals Â“predictâ€ť earthquakes? How have various cultures explained the movement of the earth throughout history? What is the Richter scale, and what does it tell us about the strength of a quake? And most important, readers will learn how to earthquake-proof their homes, and how to protect themselves should they experience a tremor.