Earthquakes 2006

ISBN-10: 0716775484

ISBN-13: 9780716775485

Edition: 5th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Bruce A. Bolt
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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $85.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. H. Freeman & Company
Publication date: 8/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Preface to the Fifth Edition
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
Annex "The Damndest, Finest Ruins": 1906 Earthquake- Its Measure Through the Years
Appendixes
World Earthquakes and Seismicity Rates
Important Earthquakes of the United States and Canada
Abridged Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
Geologic Time Scale
Conversion Tables
How to Determine Fault Planes from First Motions
Sample Calculations of Magnitudes, Moment, and Energy of an Earthquake
The Elements of Wave Motion
Propagation of Elastic Waves
An Earthquake Quiz
Answers to Quiz
Glossary
Further Reading
World Wide Web Resources
Index
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