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Furious Earth: The Science and Nature of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

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Edited By: Ellen Prager

McGraw Hill

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #158509 | ISBN: 0071351612
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Furious Earth presents the science behind the earth's most catastrophic phenomena. If our planet is a sleeping giant, it slumbers fitfully. Earth's fabric is shifting, creaking, and groaning. Our familiar landscape bears the scars of hidden forces at work deep beneath it. Furious Earth contains the latest science on these forces and the cataclysmic phenomena they produce – earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsumanis. Now, hard-won knowledge of these phenomena, gained from often dangerous efforts to understand and predict the unpredictable, is presented here by experts. The scientific contributors include: Stanley Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Vulcanology, Arizona State University, on volcanoes; Kate Hutton, Ph.D., Seismologist, California State Institute of Technology, on earthquakes; and Costas Synolakis, Ph.D., Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, on tsunamis.

'Furious Earth (McGraw-Hill, $24.95), Ellen Prager looks at some of the more awesome and dangerous natural events in clear language that still manages to include up-to-date research on the how and why of earthly upheavals.' 'loaded with helpful illustrations and interesting photos in a center section.' 'anyone truly curious about the causes of natural disasters will find this book informative and interesting.' USA Today 19991221


The Underlying and Dynamic Earth. Earthquakes. Volcanoes. Tsunamis. Selected Sources, Readings, and Web Sites. Endnote, Contributors, and Acknowledgements.

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Ellen J. Prager, Ph.D., formerly with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a respected scientist who is now devoting her time to bringing an understanding of earth and marine science to the general public. In this endeavor she has been interviewed on The Today Show while living underwater, written dispatches for MSNBC, and worked with the National Geographic Society. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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