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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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition

1. What We Feel in an Earthquake

2. Where Earthquakes Occur

3. Faults in the Earth

4. The Causes of Earthquakes

5. Measuring Earthquakes

6. Exploring Inside the Earth

7. Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics

8. The Size of an Earthquake

9. Volcanoes, Tsunamis, and Earthquakes

10. Events That Precede an Earthquake

11. Dangers from Earthquakes

12. Reducing Earthquake Risk

Annex  "The Damndest, Finest Ruins": 1906 Earthquake- Its Measure Through the Years

       

      Appendixes

        A. World Earthquakes and Seismicity Rates

        B. Important Earthquakes of the United States and Canada

        C. Abridged Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

        D. Geologic Time Scale

        E. Conversion Tables

        F. How to Determine Fault Planes from First Motions

        G. Sample Calculations of Magnitudes, Moment, and Energy of an Earthquake

        H. The Elements of Wave Motion

        I. Propagation of Elastic Waves

       

        An Earthquake Quiz

        Answers to Quiz

        Glossary

        Further Reading

        World Wide Web Resources

        Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716775485
Subtitle:
2006 Centennial Update
Author:
Bolt, Bruce
Author:
Bolt, Bruce A.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Publication Date:
20050805
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.00 in

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