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Earth in Turmoil: Earhtquake, Volcanoes, and Their Impact on Humankind

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780716736516
Author:
Sieh, Kerry
Author:
LeVay, Simon
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Volcanoes
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
Disaster relief
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
Earthquakes, Volcano
Publication Date:
19990726
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.20x6.12x.92 in. 1.13 lbs.

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Engineering » Civil Engineering » Seismology
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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