Earthquakes: 2006 Centennial Update: the 1906 Big One / Edition 5

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716775485
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 523,254
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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

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