Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand

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Edited by: Geoff Hicks and Hamish Campbell
Publication date: October 2012

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Storms, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami – all New Zealanders will encounter at least one of these hazards in their lives.

Informative, generously illustrated, and written by some of New Zealand’s leading scientists, this massively revised and updated edition of Te Papa Press’s bestselling title is now more relevant than ever.

With all-new information on climate change and the social and emotional impact of disasters, this book is a fascinating and essential resource.

Produced in association with EQC and GNS Science.


'This is fascinating, sobering stuff and the book is museum publishing at its best: experts in their fields sharing their knowledge in a popular and appealing format.'
North & South, February 2013

'Awesome Forces has instant appeal … it’s a great read.'
– New Zealand Listener, January 2013

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NZ RRP (incl. GST): $29.99
Extent: 168 pp
Illustrations: 300+ full-colour plates and black-and-white images
Format: 270 mm 210 mm
Binding: PB
ISBN: 978-1-877385-87-2

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