Earth in Turmoil: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Their Impact on Humankind

Earth in Turmoil: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Their Impact on Humankind

by Kerry E. Sieh, Simon LeVay

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ISBN-13: 9780716736516
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/26/1999
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Kerry Sieh is Professor of Geology in the Seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and a member of numerous groups and organizations concerned with the prediction of earthquakes and strategies to minimize the damage and harm they cause. Sieh was recently elected a member of the National Academy of Science, and he is the author of many scientific articles on earthquake geology and volcanism and the co-author of The Geology of Earthquakes.

Simon LeVay is a neuroscientist and well-known science writer who has taught at Harvard Medical School and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. He has also lectured widely and is a frequent interviewee on topics related to brain research and homosexuality.

Table of Contents

When Push Comes to Shove: Giant Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Blasts from the Past: Mount St. Helens and Her Sleeping Sisters

The Great Divide: Discovering the San Andreas Fault

In the Trenches: Unearthing the Seismic History of the San Andreas Fault

Lying in Wait: The San Andreas Fault Today and Tomorrow

The Enemy within the Gates: Earthquakes on Urban Faults

The Little Volcano That Couldn't: Fear and Trembling at Mammoth Lakes

Inland Murmurs: Earthquakes in the Basin and Range Province

On the Hot Spot: The Volcanoes at Yellowstone

A River Runs Through It: The Mississippi and the New Madrid Earthquakes

Along the Eastern Sea: Earthquakes on the Atlantic Coast

Pele's Wrath: The Volcanoes of Hawaii

The Years of Living Dangerously: How Do We Survive on an Earth in Turmoil?

Appendix: Some Methods Explained

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