Student Resources: Books and Publications

Books

The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck. Harper Trophy, 1976. The fictional account of two young Japanese boys whose village is destroyed by a tsunami (57 pages).

Out of the Blue: Facing the Tsunami by Kimina Lyall. ABC Books, 2006. The true story of a survivor of the 2004 Indonesian tsunami (272 pages).

Tsunamis (Natural Disaster Series) by Samantha Bonar. Capstone Press, 2002. General review of tsunamis, aimed at young adult readers (48 pages).

Tsunami: Helping Each Other Millbrook Press, Inc, 2006. The story of a family surviving the 2004 Indonesian tsunami and who they deal with the aftermath of the disaster (32 pages).

Tsunami Alert by Niki Walker. Crabtree Publishing Co., 2006. An easy to read picture book demonstrating the impact of tsunamis on costal environments (32 pages).

Tsunami! Death Wave by Margo Sorenson. Perfection Learning Corp., 1997. A review of tsunamis and the destruction they can create (56 pages).

Tsunami! by Walter Dudley and Min Lee. University of Hawai`i Press, 1998. A thorough examination of tsunamis and the science behind their catastrophic power (362 pages).

Publications

Are you prepared for the next big EarthQake in Alaska?by the Alaska Earthquake Information Center, the USGS, FEMA, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, and the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center. A booklet designed to provide the public with information regarding earthquake preparedness (27 pages).

Surviving a Tsunami - Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan by Brian F. Atwater, et. al, the US Dept of the Interior and the US Geological Survey. A description of actions that saved lives, and actions that cost lives, as recounted by eyewitnesses to the tsunami from the largest earthqake ever measured - the magnitude 9.5 earthquake in Chile on May 22, 1960 (24 pages).

Tsunami: The Great Waves by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. 2008. A brochure designed to increase awareness and knowledge of tsunamis. (16 pages).

Ala?ul?uxˆ! by the Geophysical Institute, UAF. 2006-2010. A coloring book about tsunamis featuring the Unangam Tunuu language with English translation (10 pages). Click to hear the story online.

Qangyut Taiyut! by the Geophysical Institute, UAF. 2006-2010. A coloring book about tsunamis featuring the Sugt'stun language with English translation (10 pages). Click to hear the story online.