Earthquakes and Animals: From Folk Legends to Science

Earthquakes and Animals: From Folk Legends to Science

by Motoji Ikeya, M. Ikeya
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812385916

ISBN-13: 9789812385918

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

"Earthquakes and Animals places in front of the reader the simple laboratory evidence of the behavior of animals, plants and objects when they are subjected to intense electromagnetic pulses - of the kind created by rocks under stress before an earthquake. In many cases they behave in ways that have been recorded for centuries - and are still reported today - as…  See more details below

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"Earthquakes and Animals places in front of the reader the simple laboratory evidence of the behavior of animals, plants and objects when they are subjected to intense electromagnetic pulses - of the kind created by rocks under stress before an earthquake. In many cases they behave in ways that have been recorded for centuries - and are still reported today - as earthquake-related." Written for both the general public and scientists, Earthquakes and Animals demonstrates, using many experiments, that the old earthquake legends are probably rare natural phenomena. It also adds tantalisingly to the science of earthquake forecasting and cautiously suggests a legitimate new field of study - Electromagnetic Seismology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812385918
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Legends of unusual phenomena before earthquakes - wisdom or superstition?1
2Precursors before recent earthquakes - Kobe, Izmit, Taiwan and India20
3Earth sciences and electromagnetism51
4Unusual animal behavior : I - what do they detect? - electric field effects77
5Unusual animal behavior : II - rock compression and increased animal activity114
6Unusual plant responses before earthquakes138
7Atmospheric precursors - earthquake light, clouds, sun, moon, stars and rainbows155
8Precursor phenomena - on land, sea and elsewhere184
9Mysteries before earthquakes : the behavior of electric appliances201
10Forecasting using animal monitoring220
11Monitoring seismo-electromagnetic signals (SEMS) - a general survey233
12Summary258

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