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Earthquakes Science and Society

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ISBN-10: 0135238471

ISBN-13: 9780135238479

Edition: 1999

Authors: David Brumbaugh

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Description:

Earthquakes is a suitable textbook for introductory courses on earthquakes, natural disasters, or as a supplementary text for physical geology or environmental geology courses.
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Book details

List price: $68.60
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 251
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Earthquake Basics
Earthquakes: Myths, Legends, and Logic
Myths, Legends, and Gods: Early Ideas on the Origin of Earthquakes
The Natural World and Earthquakes
The Age of Reason: The Eighteenth Century
The Elastic Rebound Theory
Summary
Measuring Earthquakes
Intensity of Ground Shaking
Development of Early Mechanical Seismographs
Seismographs and Earthquake Waves
Digital Networks and Arrays
Summary
Faults and Earthquakes
An Introduction to Faults and Faulting
Not all Faults are Alike
Fault Surfaces and Processes
Fault Behavior and Time
Faults and Topography
Hidden Faults
Summary
Earthquake Data Analysis and its Contributions to Science
Earthquake Size and Location
Introduction
Earthquake Location
Earthquake Depth
Earthquake Size
Summary
The Earthquake Process
Introduction
An Important Clue: First Motion of the Ground
The Fault-Plane Solution: A Most Powerful Tool
Focus Versus Fault: Earthquake Modeling
Fault-Plane Solution Versus Earthquake Modeling
The Hidden is Revealed
Summary
Plate Tectonics
Introduction
Puzzles and Pieces
The Appeal of Continental Drift: The Mountain that came to Mohammed
The Engine that Couldn't
Convection and a Mobile Seafloor
Magnets, Poles, and Submarines: The Great Discovery
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics
Summary
Journey to the Center of Earth
Introduction
Caves and Hollow Places Below: Ideas About Earth's Interior
Solid as a Rock
A Layered Earth: P-Wave Echoes
Structure of Earth's Interior
X-Rays into Earth: Through a Glass Darkly
Summary
Earthquakes, Earthquake Geography, and Safety
Great Historic Earthquakes
Introduction
Kourion
Basel
Shansi
Jamaica
Lisbon
New Madrid
Sonora, Mexico
San Francisco
Tokyo
Chile
Alaska
Peru
Mexico City
Summary
Earthquakes in the United States
Introduction
The Western United States
The Eastern United States
Summary
Earthquake Prediction
Introduction
Snakes, Yaks, and Cockroaches
New Madrid: A False Alarm
Earthquake Prediction: The Long and Short of It
Short-Term Prediction: Precursors, Successes, and Failures
The Role of Rock Properties in Controlling Precursors
Parkfield: The Earthquake Prediction Experiment
Fossil Earthquakes: Rocks Tell Tales
California and the Big One
Emergency Preparedness
Summary
What to Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake
Introduction
Earthquake Hazards
Preparation Before an Earthquake
During an Earthquake
After an Earthquake
Case Histories: Luck Plays a Part
Summary
Building for Earthquake Safety
Introduction
The Basics: What is a Building?
The Role of Design in Safety
Ornamental Design and Chimneys
Mobile Homes
Summary
Government Emergency Services and Geoscience Organizations
Computer-Based Earthquake Information
Suggested Readings
Illustration Credits
Glossary of Terms
Index