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By Barry Denenberg

From his humble beginnings in rural South Africa to his tragic dying at age ninety five in 2013, Nelson Mandela's lifestyles is a story of suggestion and braveness. the main up to date biography of Nelson Mandela.

This robust biography presents an in-depth examine Nelson Mandela who grew up in a rural village in South Africa lower than racist apartheid rule—a regime he finally helped overthrow.

Denenberg explores the background of South Africa and its frequently violent fight for civil rights, whereas tracing Mandela's position in that heritage. legal professional, chief of the African nationwide Congress, political prisoner who spent 26 years in penitentiary, president—no one else has had such huge, immense impression on his fellow South Africans. Even past South Africa Nelson Mandela inspired freedom combatants everywhere.

This most up-to-date biography strains Mandela's whole existence story.

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They can pick up the tiniest earth movements. Who studies earthquakes? Scientists called seismologists. They work in more than 4,000 stations around the world. The stations are connected through computer and satellite linkups. Working together, seismologists in several stations use information from seismographs to locate an earthquake’s epicenter. Seismologists use a number of scales to measure the power of an earthquake. Best known is the Richter scale, named after seismologist Charles F. Richter, who invented the scale in 1935.

The earthquake destroyed the town of Kodiak. People felt its tremors as far away as California, Hawaii, and Japan. Which was the worst year on record for earthquakes? 1976. Major tremors in Guatemala, Italy, Russia, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, and Turkey killed about one million people. The earthquakes destroyed the homes of many millions more. Which country has the most earthquakes? Tajikistan, a country of tall mountains on the border of Afghanistan. Tajikistan has an average of 2,000 tremors a year.

Probably not. Yet some scientists do think catfish may change their swimming behavior when an earthquake is coming. Curiously enough, this ties in with an old Japanese folktale. It tells that earthquakes are caused by movements of a gigantic underground catfish! Which country has the best earthquake protection? Japan. Many emergency services swing into action the minute a quake hits. For example, a 1983 earthquake left 844,000 homes without electricity. The Japanese restored service to everyone in just a few hours.

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