Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand

Author(s): Geoff Hicks & Hamish Campbell

NZ Non Fiction

Massively revised and updated in 2012, this all-new edition of our bestselling introduction to New Zealand's natural hazards and disasters is now more relevant than ever. Informative, instructive and very generously illustrated - and written by some of New Zealand's leading scientists - this massively revised and updated edition of our bestselling title contains all-new sections on climate change and the social and emotional impact of disasters, making it more relevant than ever.



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Geoff Hicks is Chief Scientist at the Department of Conservation. A marine biologist by training, with a deep love of New Zealand's High Country and coastal environment, he is passionate about communicating scientific ideas to nonscientists and the way science contributes to better policy and decision-making. He was Concept Leader Natural Environment at Te Papa at its establishment and was responsible for creating the Museum's hugely successful natural environment exhibitions – including ‘Awesome Forces’, on which this book is based.


Hamish Campbell is a renowned geologist and palaeontologist specialising in ancient rocks and fossils and the Chatham Islands. A senior scientist with GNS Science and Subject Expert – Earth Science at Te Papa, he is the author of numerous papers and books for popular and specialist audiences.

General Fields

  • : 9781877385872
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : October 2012
  • : 270x212mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Geoff Hicks & Hamish Campbell
  • : Paperback
  • : revised edition
  • : English
  • : 559.3
  • : 153
  • : Colour and Black and White