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University of Hawaii Press, 1998 - Nature - 362 pages
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The first edition of this book provided readers with a complete examination of the tsunami phenomenon in Hawaii. This second edition adds many eyewitness accounts of the tsunamis of 1946 and 1960 and expands its coverage to include major tsunamis in the Mediterranean and off the coasts of Japan, Chile, Indonesia, Fiji, Alaska, California, Newfoundland and the Caribbean.

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Tsunami! (Second Edition) is written from a Hawaiian Islands perspective, but includes tsunamis from around the world. A large portion of the book is devoted to recounting the experiences of ... Read full review

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this book is about tsunami japans first ever tsunami it was big and huge


What Is a Tsunami?
The Development of the Warning System
The 1952
The 1960 Tsunami from Chile
Good Friday Earthquake and Tsunami
Local Tsunamis in Hawaii
Recent Tsunamis around the World
How Much More Do We Know?
Selected Bibliography
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Page 6 - ... main road. As we ran, we found some very wet and frightened Hawaiian women standing wringing their hands and wondering what to do. With difficulty we persuaded them to come with us along the ridge to a place where there was a break in the cane field. As we hurried through this break, another huge wave came rolling in over the reef and broke with shuddering force against the small escarpment at the top of the beach. Then, rising as a monstrous wall of water, it swept on after us, flattening the...

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Lee interviewed tsunami survivors and collected their stories while living on the Island of Hawaii from 1975-85.

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