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Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

by David Ritchie, Alexander E. Gates
     
 

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Completely revised and updated, this concise A-to-Z resource covers various regions of the world and their seismic and/or volcanic activities, specific major eruptions and earthquakes throughout history, geologic or scientific terms, and people who have influenced these fields of science. The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes explains the specific terms

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Completely revised and updated, this concise A-to-Z resource covers various regions of the world and their seismic and/or volcanic activities, specific major eruptions and earthquakes throughout history, geologic or scientific terms, and people who have influenced these fields of science. The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes explains the specific terms and concepts associated with the sciences of catastrophe-seismology and volcanology-and covers the places in the world where these destructive phenomena have occurred. Entries include terms and concepts such as: caldera, stratovolcano, S-waves, liquefaction, harmonic tremors, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-An excellent resource for students seeking information on the terms, regions, people, and episodes in the fields of seismology and volcanology. Ritchie discusses the most famous and the most unusual volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in an easy-to-read style, and describes the Earth's structure at that point and after each event. Primary-source material on four major disasters appears in an appendix. A chronology of earthquakes and eruptions gives dates, locations, and estimates of deaths or damage. The black-and-white photographs are a bit dark, but the excellent diagrams and maps are extremely clear.-Claudia Moore, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Booknews
Intended for the lay audience, focuses on seismic and volcanic activity throughout the world, with a state-by-state look at the US. Entries describe characteristics and causes, and include geologic and scientific terminology (some entries, but not many, have pronunciation). The appendices include eyewitness accounts of various catastrophes, and a selective chronology of activities through the end of 1993. The A-Z format makes for a disjointed presentation, although it serves for some reference uses; but a well-organized narrative with a good index would make the subject more comprehensible. The b&w photos are too poorly printed to make much of an impact. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816045839
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1901
Series:
The Facts on File Science Library
Edition description:
NEW
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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