In Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Edward Bryant proposes “to cover all aspects of modern tsunami research.” This is a monumental task that covers many disciplines: hydrodynamics, oceanography, geomorphology, sedimentology, engineering, seismology, numerical modeling, social sciences, and more. The book should be a welcome addition to the academic literature, as tsunami research has experienced a burst in the past two decades, driven by advances in numerical modeling, recent damaging tsunamis, paleoseismological studies of prehistoric tsunami events, and reassessment of tsunami sources and global tsunami risk. The book is intended to bring the reader “up to steam” in...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.