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In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
by Richard Waitt
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"The air had no oxygen, like being trapped underwater....I was being cremated, the pain unbearable." —Jim Scymanky "I was on my knees, my back to the hot wind. It blew me along, lifting my rear so I was up on my hands....It was hot but I didn't... (read more)

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The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
by Bonnie Henderson
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On a March evening in 1964, ten-year-old Tom Horning awoke near midnight to find his yard transformed. A tsunami triggered by Alaskas momentous Good Friday earthquake had wreaked havoc in his Seaside, Oregon, neighborhood. It was, as far as anyone knew... (read more)

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Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
by Sandi Doughton
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Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake, also called a mega-quake, in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. The Cascadia... (read more)

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Earth on Fire: How Volcanoes Shape Our Planet
Earth on Fire: How Volcanoes Shape Our Planet
by Angelika Jung-huttl
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The expectations of IT outsourcing in the delivery of strategic, economic, and technological benefits have drastically increased over the last decade. Although private companies and governments across the globe are involved in outsourcing arrangements... (read more)

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Volcanoes
Volcanoes
by Robert W Decker
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The most affordable, informative text available on the intricate anatomy of volcanoes, this concise paperback is the ideal text for classes in geology, atmospheric science and geography.  Beautifully illustrated with both art and incredibly photos... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Peter Molnar
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The 1960s revealed a new and revolutionary idea in geological thought: that the continents drift with respect to one another. After having been dismissed for decades as absurd, the concept gradually became part of geology's basic principles. We now know... (read more)

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Fire Mountains of the West 3RD Edition
Fire Mountains of the West 3RD Edition
by Stephen L Harris
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Illustrated with drawings, diagrams, maps, and both color and black & white photographs, this volume serves as a biography of the major volcanos of western North America. The book is intended for the general reader and begins with an overview of plate... (read more)

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Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America
Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America
by Jerry Thompson
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This book contains fascinating scientific research, brilliant historical detection, and inspiring tales of prior tsunami and earthquake survivors. It may not happen in our lifetime, but in geological terms, the rupture of this fault is imminent... (read more)

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Volcanoes (Beginner's Guides)
Volcanoes (Beginner's Guides)
by Rosaly Lopes
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Whether worshiped, feared, or studied, volcanoes have always been a subject of fascination and awe. Lopes explains the importance of volcanoes in shaping worlds, the dangers of volcanic eruptions, and some of the best places in the world to see eruptions,... (read more)

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Playing Against Nature: Integrating Science and Economics to Mitigate Natural Hazards in an Uncertain World. Seth Stein and Jerome Stein
Playing Against Nature: Integrating Science and Economics to Mitigate Natural Hazards in an Uncertain World. Seth Stein and Jerome Stein
by Seth Stein
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Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes game of chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should a developing nation allocate its budget between building schools for towns without ones or making existing schools earthquake... (read more)

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Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland
Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland
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Upton (emeritus, geology, U. of Edinburgh), a specialist in volcanoes, has written an engaging book describing the volcanic history that's formed many of the geologic features visible in the Scottish landscape. The volume is intended for the non... (read more)

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Introduction to Computational Earthquake Engineering (2nd Edition)
Introduction to Computational Earthquake Engineering (2nd Edition)
by Muneo Hori
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Once he was known as the Angel Remiel, but generations ago Boston PI Remy Chandler chose to renounce heaven and live on earth, where he found a secure place among us ordinary humans?But now, having lost the love of his life, Remy finds himself turning... (read more)

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Disaster Deferred: How New Science Is Changing Our View of Earthquake Hazards in the Midwest
Disaster Deferred: How New Science Is Changing Our View of Earthquake Hazards in the Midwest
by Seth Stein
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In the winter of 1811-12, a series of large earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone-often incorrectly described as the biggest ever to hit the United States-shook the Midwest. Today the federal government ranks the hazard in the Midwest as high as... (read more)

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Volcano Rising
Volcano Rising
by Elizabeth Rusch
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Elizabeth Rusch is a writer and journalist with a strong interest in volcanoes. Her children's books include THE MIGHTY MARS ROVERS: THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF SPIRIT AND OPPORTUNITY and FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF MARIA ANNA MOZART.... (read more)

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Synchronization and Triggering: From Fracture to Earthquake Processes: Laboratory, Field Analysis and Theories (Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Math)
Synchronization and Triggering: From Fracture to Earthquake Processes: Laboratory, Field Analysis and Theories (Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Math)
by Valerio (edt) De Rubeis
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This monograph contains experimental and theoretical considerations on synchronization and triggering in laboratory fracture experiments and in earthquake processes. Non-linear dynamics and the physics of rotational motions reveal such ordering in... (read more)

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Volcanoes and the Environment
Volcanoes and the Environment
by Joan Marti
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A comprehensive, accessible guide to how volcanism has affected our planet's environment. It spans a variety of topics across disciplines, and considers the various impacts of volcanic activity. This book is intended for students and researchers... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
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Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Seismic Tomography with Applications in Global Seismology and Exploration Geophysics (Seismology and Exploration Geophysics)
Seismic Tomography with Applications in Global Seismology and Exploration Geophysics (Seismology and Exploration Geophysics)
by Guust Nolet
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` .. the most significant book in seismology since Aki and Richards, and the most enjoyable geophysics book I have read since Munk and MacDonald. Pageoph vol.127,No.4,1988... (read more)

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Fire Mountains of the West the Cascade
Fire Mountains of the West the Cascade
by Stephen L Harris
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A complete revision of Harris' great Fire and ice. It includes a full account of St. Helens' latest activity and a thoroughly up-to- date portrayal of her fellow fire mountains in the Cascade Range and elsewhere in the west. Another lucid, lively... (read more)

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