Earthquakes and Animals: From Folk Legends to Science

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812385918
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Legends of unusual phenomena before earthquakes - wisdom or superstition? 1
2 Precursors before recent earthquakes - Kobe, Izmit, Taiwan and India 20
3 Earth sciences and electromagnetism 51
4 Unusual animal behavior : I - what do they detect? - electric field effects 77
5 Unusual animal behavior : II - rock compression and increased animal activity 114
6 Unusual plant responses before earthquakes 138
7 Atmospheric precursors - earthquake light, clouds, sun, moon, stars and rainbows 155
8 Precursor phenomena - on land, sea and elsewhere 184
9 Mysteries before earthquakes : the behavior of electric appliances 201
10 Forecasting using animal monitoring 220
11 Monitoring seismo-electromagnetic signals (SEMS) - a general survey 233
12 Summary 258
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