Earthquakes in Human History The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions

ISBN-10: 0691127867

ISBN-13: 9780691127866

Edition: 2007

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Description: 'Earthquakes in Human History' explains the geological processes responsible for earthquakes, and describes how these events have had long-lasting after effects on human societies and cultures.

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Table of Conversions
Earthquakes: Origins and Consequences
Sidebar: Induced Earthquakes
Sidebar: Mark Twain's Earthquake Almanac
In the Holy Land: Earthquakes and the Hand of God
The Decline of Ancient Sparta: A Tale of Hoplites, Helots, and a Quaking Earth
Sidebar: Euripides, Homer, and Aristotle
Earthquakes in England: Echoes in Religion and Literature
The Great Lisbon Earthquake and the Axiom "Whatever Is, Is Right"
Sidebar: The Wonderful "One-Hoss-Shay"
New Madrid, Missouri, in 1811: The Once and Future Disaster
Sidebar: A Disastrous Reprise?
Earthquake, Fire, and Politics in San Francisco
Sidebar: Causes of Quakes in the Bay Area
Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake: "Hell Let Loose on Earth"
Sidebar: The Kamakura Earthquake of 1257 and the Rise of the Lotus Sect
Peru in 1970: Chaos in the Andes
Sidebar: In Chile-Tsunamis, Devastation, and Darwin
The 1972 Managua Earthquake: Catalyst for Revolution
Afterword
Glossary
Notes and References
Index
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