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Life on the edge : New Zealand's natural hazards and disasters.

Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : David Bateman, 2007Description: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781869536909 (pbk.)Other title: Life edge.Subject(s): Natural disasters -- New Zealand | Natural hazards -- New Zealand
Contents:
Overview: living dangerously -- Floods: New Zealand's number one hazard -- Earthquakes: where two plates meet -- Volcanoes: living on the ring of fire -- Landslides: gravity always wins -- Tsunamis: New Zealand's underrated hazard -- Being prepared.
General note: At foot of title: Te ara - the encyclopedia of New Zealand.
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At foot of title: Te ara - the encyclopedia of New Zealand.

"What's the story?"--Cover.

"This publication has been endorsed as a New Zealand contribution to the International Year of Planet Earth 2008"--p. 4.

Includes index.

Contains material drawn from the second theme of Te Ara: the Encyclopedia of New Zealand: "Earth, Sea and Sky".

Overview: living dangerously -- Floods: New Zealand's number one hazard -- Earthquakes: where two plates meet -- Volcanoes: living on the ring of fire -- Landslides: gravity always wins -- Tsunamis: New Zealand's underrated hazard -- Being prepared.

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