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Earthquakes

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By: Bruce A Bolt

320 pages, 130 illus

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 5 | #146258 | ISBN: 0716756188
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About this book

Explains the science behind these deadly and destructive events, from geological faults to intensity patterns, side effects and protection of people and property. This edition has been updated to include an in-depth study of the September 11th World Trade Centre collapse and the Kursk submarine explosion in 2001 as new examples of forensic seismology, as well as discussion of greatest recent earthquakes such as Chi-Chi, Taiwan (1999) and Denali, Alaska (2002).


Contents

What we feel in an earthquake; where earthquakes occur; faults in the Earth; the causes of earthquakes; measuring earthquakes; exploring inside the Earth; earthquakes and plate tectonics; the size of an earthquake; volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes; events that precede an earthquake; dangers from earthquakes; reducing earthquake risk. Appendices: An earthquake quiz; answers to quiz.

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