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Earth in Turmoil: Earhtquake, Volcanoes, and Their Impact on Humankindby Kerry Sieh
Synopses & Reviews
The Earth in Turmoil is the account of what we now know about volcanoes and earthquakes. Exploring natural hazards in the U.S. region by region, it combines lively accounts of past disasters with expert predictions for the future, including a final chapter on how people can mitigate the damaging effects of earthquakes and volcanoes through individual and collective action. A blend of human interest and authoritative science, The Earth in Turmoil is a view into the most powerful forces nature can unleash.
About the Author
Kerry Sieh is Professor of Geology in the Seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and a member of numerous groups and organizations concerned with the prediction of earthquakes and strategies to minimize the damage and harm they cause. Sieh was recently elected a member of the National Academy of Science, and he is the author of many scientific articles on earthquake geology and volcanism and the co-author of The Geology of Earthquakes.
Simon LeVay is a neuroscientist and well-known science writer who has taught at Harvard Medical School and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. He has also lectured widely and is a frequent interviewee on topics related to brain research and homosexuality.
Table of Contents
When Push Comes to Shove: Giant Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest
Blasts from the Past: Mount St. Helens and Her Sleeping Sisters
The Great Divide: Discovering the San Andreas Fault
In the Trenches: Unearthing the Seismic History of the San Andreas Fault
Lying in Wait: The San Andreas Fault Today and Tomorrow
The Enemy within the Gates: Earthquakes on Urban Faults
The Little Volcano That Couldn't: Fear and Trembling at Mammoth Lakes
Inland Murmurs: Earthquakes in the Basin and Range Province
On the Hot Spot: The Volcanoes at Yellowstone
A River Runs Through It: The Mississippi and the New Madrid Earthquakes
Along the Eastern Sea: Earthquakes on the Atlantic Coast
Pele's Wrath: The Volcanoes of Hawaii
The Years of Living Dangerously: How Do We Survive on an Earth in Turmoil?
Appendix: Some Methods Explained
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