This is a general reading list for those interested in knowing more about the powerful force of tsunami waves. These sources may be found through school or public libraries, or through the web links included with some of the citations.
Dudley, Walter and Min Lee. Tsunami! 2nd ed. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i, 1998.
Myles, Douglas. The Great Waves. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985.
Atwater, Brian, et al. Surviving a tsunami--Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan. US Geological Survey Circular 1187. Also: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/
Folger, Tim. "Waves of Destruction." Discover (May 1994): 66-73.
Fryer, Gerard. “The Most Dangerous Wave." The Sciences (July/August 1995): 38-43.
Gonzalez, F. I, and E. N. Bernard. "The Cape Mendocino Tsunami." Earthquakes and Volcanoes 23(3)(1992): 135-38.
Gonzalez, Frank I. "TSUNAMI!" Scientific American 21(12) (May 1999): 56-65. Also:http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=tsunami
McCredie, Scott. "When Nightmare Waves Appear Out of Nowhere to Smash the Land." Smithsonian (March 1994): 28-39.
Monastersky, R. "How a Middling Quake Made a Giant Tsunami."Science News 156(6)(14 August 1998):100-101. Also: Science News Online http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc98/8_1_98/fob3.htm
-- Seabed Slide Blamed for Deadly Tsunami." Science News 156(7) (14 August 1999): 100. Also: Science News Online, http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc99/8_14_99/fob2.htm
--- "Waves of Death." Science News 154(14) (13 October 1999):221-223.
Also: Science News Online, http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc98/10_3_98/bob2.htm
This is a list of additional tsunami readings. The following are links to Websites or PDF files.
Big Waves: Tracking Deadly Tsunamis
By ITIC Director Laura Kong. Scientists hope to save more lives by learning better ways to predict the approach of killer waves. This special Oceanography Report was published in 2004 Science Year by World Book.
NOAA: Backgrounder: Tsunamis
Gives a brief general description of tsunamis and role that NOAA agencies have in tsunami mitigation.
Gives a brief general description of tsunamis and what do to before, during and after a tsunami.
Geoscience Australia - Tsunamis
Gives a brief general description of tsunamis and the risk they pose to Australian coastal areas.
Tsunami: The Great Waves
An IOC publication available in English, Spanish and French.
By Frank González. An article published in Scientific American, May 1999. Explores how the lessons learned about tsunamis in the past decade will help save lives.
Surviving a tsunami--Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
US Geological Survey Circular 1187, written by Brian Atwater and others.
Or in Spanish-----
Como Sobrevivir a un Maremoto: 11 Lecciones del Tsunami occurrido en al sur de Chile el 22 de mayo de 1960
Waves of Destruction: Tsunamis
Part of the PBS online series The Savage Earth which deals with natural disasters. This episode by Daniel Pendick describes tsunamis for a general audience.
Washington State's Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources.