Earthquake

Earthquake Author Andrew Robinson
ISBN-10 9781780230610
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 208
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The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010’s horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering and improved disaster preparedness by governments and international aid agencies, they continue to cause immense loss of life and property damage. Earthquake explores the occurrence of major earthquakes around the world, their effects on the societies where they strike, and the other catastrophes they cause, from landslides and fires to floods and tsunamis. Examining the science involved in measuring and explaining earthquakes, Andrew Robinson looks at our attempts to design against their consequences and the possibility of having the ability to predict them one day. Robinson also delves into the ways nations have mythologized earthquakes through religion and the arts—Norse mythology explained earthquakes as the violent struggling of the god Loki as he was punished for murdering another god, the ancient Greeks believed Poseidon caused earthquakes whenever he was in a bad mood or wanted to punish people, and Japanese mythology states that Namazu, a giant catfish, triggers quakes when he thrashes around. He discusses the portrayal of earthquakes in popular culture, where authors and filmmakers often use the memory of cities laid to waste—such as Kobe, Japan, in 1995 or San Francisco in 1906—or imagine the hypothetical “Big One,” the earthquake expected someday out of California’s San Andreas Fault. With tremors happening in seemingly implausible places like Chicago and Washington DC, Earthquake is a timely book that will enrich earthquake scholarship and enlighten anyone interested in these ruinous natural disasters.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Sue L. Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781614784227
Release 2012
Pages 33
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Earthquakes are unstoppable forces of nature. In this title, readers will learn about why earthquakes happen, how they are classified, and how to survive an earthquake. Historic quakes such as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, the great Chilean earthquake of 1960, the great Alaskan earthquake of 1964, the 1994 California earthquake, the 2004 Sumatra earthquake, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2010 Chile earthquake, and the Honshu earthquake of 2011, are also discussed. Features include full-color photos, easy-to-read text, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Timothy Kusky
ISBN-10 9780816064625
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 169
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"Explores the furious impact of nature and the massive devastation that is often the result of the relentless forces built up within the Earth"--P. [4] of cover.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Sally M. Walker
ISBN-10 9780822567356
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 48
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Introduces earthquakes, discussing how, why, and where they occur; how they are measured; their effects; and how to prepare for them.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Cari Meister
ISBN-10 1577650832
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 32
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Describes the nature and measurement of earthquakes and the devastation that they can cause on land and sea, including the giant seismic waves known as tsunamis.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author
ISBN-10 1865099279
Release 2006
Pages 32
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Earthquakes, as the name suggests, cause the ground under our feet to shake. They are unpredictable and are capable of killing hundreds of thousands of people. Find out why earthquakes happen and learn about the Indian Ocean earthquake that led to the devastating tsunami of 2004.



Earthquake

Earthquake Author Greg Roza
ISBN-10 1404209972
Release 2006-09
Pages 48
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Describes the devastation of various earthquakes and how people survived them.



Earthquake Microzoning

Earthquake Microzoning Author Antoni Roca
ISBN-10 3764366524
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 358
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In many past and recent earthquakes it has been shown that the local conditions and, in particular, the local geology have a great influence on the observed seismic ground motion and, consequently, on the damage distribution in housing, industrial stock, and life-lines. Seismic microzoning is the usual procedure to have these local effects taken into account for engineering design and land-use planning, being a useful tool for earthquake risk mitigation. This volume presents a collection of papers mainly originated from a workshop on Seismic Microzoning, organized during the 23rd General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) in Nice, France in April 1998. The workshop dealt with various geophysical tools for analysing the effects of the local soils of subsurface geology on seismic ground motion, namely the methods using experimental data such as microtremors, and the theoretical/numerical 1-D and 2-D modelling methods. Additional contributions discussing techniques for characterising soil properties, microzoning applications to several urban areas, and others were added to the volume to broaden this important topic.



Earthquake a Natural Disaster

Earthquake  a Natural Disaster Author Ashutosh Gautam
ISBN-10 8131303373
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 184
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Earthquake a Natural Disaster has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Earthquake a Natural Disaster also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Earthquake a Natural Disaster book for free.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Cy Armour
ISBN-10 0743983467
Release 2004-12-01
Pages 20
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Authentic, leveled content that helps students practice and develop their nonfiction reading skills.



Earthquake

Earthquake Author
ISBN-10 0748798048
Release 2000
Pages 32
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Earthquake has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Earthquake also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Earthquake book for free.



The Earthquake

The Earthquake Author John Galt
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063967320
Release 1820
Pages
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Earthquake Hazards and Mitigation

Earthquake Hazards and Mitigation Author R. Ayothiraman
ISBN-10 9788189866778
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 564
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discusses the new developments in the field of earthquake engineering and allied areas, * gives information about present state-of-the-art and current practices adopted globally in prediction and mitigation of earthquake hazards, * explores novel and innovative methods for prediction and mitigation of hazards considering the future earthquakes for building sustainable/ safe infrastructures and ensuring safety of community.



A true and particular history of earthquakes

A true and particular history of earthquakes Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105032212263
Release 1748
Pages 176
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A true and particular history of earthquakes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A true and particular history of earthquakes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A true and particular history of earthquakes book for free.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Alvin Silverstein
ISBN-10 0766029751
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 48
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"Examines the science behind earthquakes and tsunamis, including what makes them happen, where they occur, how they are measured, and tips to stay safe during an earthquake"--Provided by publisher.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Bruce Bolt
ISBN-10 0716775484
Release 2005-08-05
Pages 390
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The ultimate introduction to seismology, written by distinguished scholar and Professor Bruce Bolt, of the University of California, Berkeley, this newly updated edition will provide the best foundation in the field for your introductory students.



Earthquakes

Earthquakes Author Ann Weil
ISBN-10 156254652X
Release 2004-08-01
Pages 64
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Provides information about historical earthquakes from around the globe.