Great Shakes

Author: Darlene R. Stille
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 0756539471
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Discusses the devastating effects of earthquakes and the advances that have been made in developing new warning systems and seismology.

The Science Of Earthquakes

Author: KidCaps
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1629170496
File Size: 29,44 MB
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Earthquakes are one of the most destructive natural disasters known to man--but what makes them tick? In this book (just for kids), you will learn about how Earthquakes start, and the different types. This easy to understand book will help you understand Earthquakes in no time at all. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps; each month we are adding more history books (just for kids!) to our library. Stop by our website to learn more.

The Science Of Earthquakes

Author: Kristi Lew
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502646455
File Size: 22,17 MB
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Earthquakes are some of the most powerful natural disasters on Earth. They can swallow people, cars, and buildings. This exciting book explores the ways earthquakes form, how they're measured, and what people on the ground can do when the room starts to shake. Using carefully leveled text and engaging full-color graphics and photographs, this book introduces readers to the science behind earthquakes and details ways people can prepare for and stay safe during earth-moving events. It also takes a look at advancements in earthquake technologies, from the historical to the cutting-edge. This book is filled with stats, visuals, and real-life examples sure to engage young readers interested in discovering more.

The Science Of Earthquakes

Author: Matt Anniss
Editor: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
ISBN: 9781433986567
File Size: 72,91 MB
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Introduces earthquakes, discussing what causes them, the destruction they cause, how scientists study them, and how to stay safe if an earthquake hits.

Earthquake Science And Seismic Risk Reduction

Author: F. Mulargia
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402017780
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This book can be used as a reference by both specialists (e.g., seismologists, earthquake engineers, and physicists) and related professionals (e.g., government officials, land use planners). Scientific issues (the physics of earthquake occurrence and implications for predictability), applications (procedures for time-independent hazard estimates, and time-dependent forecasts solidly grounded on recent progress in earthquake physics, as well as unresolved scientific questions pertaining to such estimates), and policy issues (practical measures for seismic risk reduction in Greece and Turkey, and how governments should view earthquake prediction) are comprehensively covered. Each of the eight chapters is followed by a thorough set of references to recent literature. CD-ROM with color figures is included.

Furious Earth

Author: Ellen J. Prager
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071351614
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EARTH REPORT 2000, sponsored by the Competitive Enterprise Institute--“the best environmental think tank in the country,” according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL--sets a new standard for examining humankind’s stewardship of this planet. In remarkably clear fashion, EARTH REPORT 2000 explains the key issues regarding our planet’s fitness to sustain future generations. It debunks many of the myths, statistical and scientific, that have influenced policies of the recent past. And it offers a persuasive argument for rethinking our approach to the most critical dilemmas of the next century. Environmental concerns both long familiar--global warming and overpopulation--and startlingly new--the “toxic menace” of endocrine disruptors--are addressed. Throughout, the expert authors, gathered from such distinguished institutions as the University of Chicago, NASA, the World Bank and the Cato Institute, challenge many widely held ideas. In doing so, they make compelling forecasts about a future world quite different from that envisioned by environmentalists, politicians and the news media.

Predicting The Unpredictable

Author: Susan Elizabeth Hough
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883547
File Size: 59,35 MB
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Why seismologists still can't predict earthquakes An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it's the catastrophic 2010 quake that took a devastating toll on the island nation of Haiti or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, which scientists know is inevitable. Yet despite rapid advances in earthquake science, seismologists still can’t predict when the Big One will hit. Predicting the Unpredictable explains why, exploring the fact and fiction behind the science—and pseudoscience—of earthquake prediction. Susan Hough traces the continuing quest by seismologists to forecast the time, location, and magnitude of future quakes. She brings readers into the laboratory and out into the field—describing attempts that have raised hopes only to collapse under scrutiny, as well as approaches that seem to hold future promise. She also ventures to the fringes of pseudoscience to consider ideas outside the scientific mainstream. An entertaining and accessible foray into the world of earthquake prediction, Predicting the Unpredictable illuminates the unique challenges of predicting earthquakes.

Living On An Active Earth

Author: National Research Council
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309065623
File Size: 42,73 MB
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The destructive force of earthquakes has stimulated human inquiry since ancient times, yet the scientific study of earthquakes is a surprisingly recent endeavor. Instrumental recordings of earthquakes were not made until the second half of the 19th century, and the primary mechanism for generating seismic waves was not identified until the beginning of the 20th century. From this recent start, a range of laboratory, field, and theoretical investigations have developed into a vigorous new discipline: the science of earthquakes. As a basic science, it provides a comprehensive understanding of earthquake behavior and related phenomena in the Earth and other terrestrial planets. As an applied science, it provides a knowledge base of great practical value for a global society whose infrastructure is built on the Earth's active crust. This book describes the growth and origins of earthquake science and identifies research and data collection efforts that will strengthen the scientific and social contributions of this exciting new discipline.

The Science Of An Earthquake

Author: Lois Sepahban
Editor: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1631377191
File Size: 43,62 MB
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This book discusses the science behind earthquakes and their effects. The chapters examine notable earthquakes in history, explain why earthquakes occur, and show how scientists and engineers are working to understand earthquakes and build damage-resistant structures. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

The Earth Shaking Facts About Earthquakes With Max Axiom Super Scientist

Author: Katherine Krohn
Editor: Graphic Science 4D
ISBN: 1543558712
File Size: 75,98 MB
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Join Max Axiom as he explores the science behind earthquakes. Max helps young readers understand why earthquakes happen and how we can protect against them. These newly revised editions feature Capstone 4D augmented reading experience, with videos, writing prompts, discussion questions, and a hands-on activity. Fans of augmented reality will love learning beyond the book!

The Big One

Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Editor: HMH Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 0544889045
File Size: 46,93 MB
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About earth movement and plate tectonics, and the possibility of earthquakes at the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an area between British Columbia and northern California.

The Million Death Quake

Author: Roger Musson
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137106999
File Size: 38,97 MB
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For centuries, Californians and the Japanese have known that they were at risk of catastrophic earthquakes, and prepared accordingly. But when a violent 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti in 2010, hardly anyone knew the island nation was even at risk for disaster, and, tragically, no one was prepared. Over 300,000 people died as buildings that had never been designed to withstand such intense shaking toppled over and crushed their inhabitants. Now, scientists warn that it won't be long before a single, catastrophic quake kills one million people - and that it is going to strike right where we least expect it. In this groundbreaking book, renowned seismologist with the British Geological Survey Roger Musson takes us on an exhilarating journey to explore what scientists and engineers are doing to prepare us for the worst. With riveting tales of the scientists who first cracked the mystery of what causes the ground to violently shake, Musson makes plain the powerful geological forces driving earthquakes and tsunamis, and shows how amazing feats of engineering are making our cities earthquake-proof. Highlighting hotspots around the world from Mexico City to New York this is a compelling scientific adventure into nature at its fiercest.

Earthquakes

Author: David S. Brumbaugh
Editor:
ISBN:
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Non-quantitative and carefully illustrated, unique in both organization and approach, this three-books-in-one book introduces the scientific, historical, and personal safety aspects of earthquakes. Significantly broad in perspective on the subject, this book provides the basic scientific facts about earthquakes, explaining how the study of earthquakes has progressed through time, offering details on the development of earthquake instruments, and covering immediately practical aspects such as personal safety, building and living in areas prone to earthquakes, and earthquake geography. For a variety of careers in Geology, Environmental Science, Forestry, or Urban Planning professions.

Earthquakes

Author: Ker Than
Editor: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780531213506
File Size: 67,43 MB
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A study of earthquakes and the science behind them.

Living On An Active Earth

Author: Committee on the Science of Earthquakes
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309065627
File Size: 34,58 MB
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The destructive force of earthquakes has stimulated human inquiry since ancient times, yet the scientific study of earthquakes is a surprisingly recent endeavor. Instrumental recordings of earthquakes were not made until the second half of the 19th century, and the primary mechanism for generating seismic waves was not identified until the beginning of the 20th century. From this recent start, a range of laboratory, field, and theoretical investigations have developed into a vigorous new discipline: the science of earthquakes. As a basic science, it provides a comprehensive understanding of earthquake behavior and related phenomena in the Earth and other terrestrial planets. As an applied science, it provides a knowledge base of great practical value for a global society whose infrastructure is built on the Earth's active crust. This book describes the growth and origins of earthquake science and identifies research and data collection efforts that will strengthen the scientific and social contributions of this exciting new discipline.

Earthquakes And Animals

Author: Motoji Ikeya
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814485101
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Those who survive major earthquakes often report the occurrence of mysterious phenomena beforehand — unusual animal and plant behavior, lightning, strange clouds and malfunctioning electrical appliances. In fact these stories are legendary the world over. But are they merely legends? Are the many people who report them just superstitious or suffering from over-active imaginations? Earthquakes and Animals brings objective science to bear on these old legends. But this is not the suspect science associated with recent attempts to validate UFO sightings. The book places in front of the reader the simple laboratory evidence for the behaviour of animals, plants and objects when they are subjected to intense electromagnetic pulses. In many cases they behave in ways that have been recorded for centuries — and are still reported today — as earthquake-related. Written for both the general public and scientists, Earthquakes and Animals demonstrates experimentally a physical basis for the old earthquake legends. It also adds tantalisingly to the science of earthquake prediction and cautiously suggests a legitimate new field of study — electromagnetic seismology. Contents:Legends of Unusual Phenomena Before Earthquakes — Wisdom or Superstition?Precursors Before Recent Earthquakes — Kobe, Izmit, Taiwan and IndiaEarth Sciences and ElectromagnetismUnusual Animal Behavior I: What Do They Detect? — Electric Field EffectsUnusual Animal Behavior II: Rock Compression and Increased Animal ActivityUnusual Plant Responses Before EarthquakesAtmospheric Precursors — Earthquake Light, Clouds, Sun, Moon, Stars and RainbowsPrecursor Phenomena — On Land, Sea and ElsewhereMysteries Before Earthquakes — The Behavior of Electric AppliancesForecasting Using Animal MonitoringMonitoring Seismo-Electromagnetic Signals (SEMS) — A General Survey Readership: General readers; teachers and students interested in science; geophysicists (seismologists), physicists and engineers interested in electromagnetism and biology. Keywords:Earthquakes;Animals;Natural Electromagnetic Phenomena

Disaster Deferred

Author: Seth Stein
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023115139X
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Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, Disaster Deferred revisits these earthquakes, the legends that have grown around them, and the predictions of doom that have followed in their wake. Seth Stein clearly explains the techniques seismologists use to study Midwestern quakes and estimate their danger.

Encyclopedia Of Earthquake Engineering

Author: Michael Beer
Editor:
ISBN: 9783642353451
File Size: 37,33 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering is designed to be the authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of the science of earthquake engineering, specifically focusing on the interaction between earthquakes and infrastructure. The encyclopedia comprises approximately 300 contributions. Since earthquake engineering deals with the interaction between earthquake disturbances and the built infrastructure, the emphasis is on basic design processes important to both non-specialists and engineers so that readers become suitably well informed without needing to deal with the details of specialist understanding. The encyclopedia's content provides technically-inclined and informed readers about the ways in which earthquakes can affect our infrastructure and how engineers would go about designing against, mitigating and remediating these effects. The coverage ranges from buildings, foundations, underground construction, lifelines and bridges, roads, embankments and slopes. The encyclopedia also aims to provide cross-disciplinary and cross-domain information to domain-experts. This is the first single reference encyclopedia of this breadth and scope that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of earthquakes and structures.

Fault Lines

Author: Johanna Wagstaffe
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 145981245X
File Size: 67,79 MB
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Earthquakes are a terrifying yet fascinating force of nature. Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe takes you through her own journey of understanding the earth beneath our feet. Along the way you’ll learn the science behind what makes the earth rumble and hear from kids around the world who have experienced the wonder, and terror, of an earthquake.

Earthquakes

Author: Dr. Franklyn M. Branley
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062435752
File Size: 67,14 MB
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Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.