For all man’s achievements over the past centuries, every now and then we’re reminded that ultimately, we’re all at the mercy of nature. In seconds, something that has remained dormant for decades can suddenly awaken, destroying a city and demolishing everything in its path. A calm day can quickly turn to catastrophe as the ground shakes and buildings crumble. In this book, we take a detailed look at two of nature’s most powerful forces; volcanoes and earthquakes. Explaining how and why they occur, you’ll discover how they affect our lives, and how they shape our landscape. Packed with illustrations and incredible images of the damage they can do, you’ll also find case studies from Etna and Vesuvius to Christchurch and Haiti. So read on to learn more about the deadly power of the natural world.