Tsunamis are a destructive natural force. Unlike with blizzards, hurricanes, and some other natural disasters, people often only have a few minutes' warning to find safety when one hits. Knowing the signs that a tsunami is on its way can make the difference between life and death. This volume explores what happens before, during, and after a tsunami to give readers a comprehensive overview of this catastrophic event. Full-color photographs show the reality of a tsunami, and the accessible text encourages reluctant readers.