Readership: Popular science readers interested in the effects of climate change on natural disasters, as well as students, earth scientists, and climate scientists.
Bill McGuire, Professor of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London
Bill McGuire is an academic, science writer and broadcaster. He is currently Professor of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at UCL. Bill was a member of the UK Government Natural Hazard Working Group established in January 2005, in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, and in 2010 a member of the Science Advisory Group in Emergencies (SAGE) addressing the Icelandic volcanic ash problem. His current research focus is the climate forcing of geological hazards. His books include Natural Hazards & Environmental Change, A Guide to the End of the World: Everything you Never Wanted to Know, Surviving Armageddon: Solutions for
a Threatened Planet and - most recently - Seven Years to Save the Planet. He presented the BBC Radio 4 series, Disasters in Waiting and Scientists Under Pressure and the End of the World Reports on Channel 5 and Sky News.
"McGuire traces this fascinating and disturbing story from the past in order to alert us to present and future perils" - Geographical Magazine
"The author succeeds at interpreting complex earth science into compelling reading for a popular audience. Anyone with an interest in climate change, geology, and atmospheric science will enjoy this work." - Jeffrey Beall, Library Journal
"Professor Bill McGuires new book is a well-timed and beautifully written work on the links between the Earths climate and its geological processes." - The Climate Hub
1: The storm after the calm
2: Once and future climate
3: Nice day for an eruption
4: Bouncing back
5: Earth in motion
6: Water, water, everywhere
7: Reawakening the giant
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