Fierce Earth
The powerful natural forces that shaped the globe's mountains, oceans and deserts also represent major risks to human life. Fierce Earth reveals how plate tectonics and weather systems make some parts of the world dangerous places to live, what it's like when disaster strikes, and what people do to survive living in those environments in spite of the hazards. Discover what life is like living in an earthquake zone on a visit to Tokyo and a quake simulator. See how deserts are formed and how people survive in a harsh environment where sandstorms are just a part of life. Visit America's thunder and lightning capital, Florida, with a storm chaser. And meet Tilly Smith, a young hero of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami who spotted the signs of the disaster approaching from the Indian Ocean.
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