Earthquake Prediction: Dawn of the New Seismology

Earthquake Prediction: Dawn of the New Seismology


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An epoch-changing work on scientific developments which can save countless lives.

Each year the world faces thousands of earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 or greater, resulting in devastating property destruction and tragic loss of life. To help avert these catastrophes, scientists have long searched for ways to predict when and where earthquakes will happen. The earth science establishment in the US says that earthquake prediction still lies outside the realm of possibility. But recent scientific developments across the globe suggest that seismic forecasting is on the horizon.

Earthquake Prediction: Dawn of the New Seismology examines the latest scientific clues in hopes of discovering seismic precursors which may shed light on real earthquake prediction in the future. It is destined to be nothing less than an epoch-changing work, addressing this ancient enigma by joining the parts of a scientific detective story that ranges from the steppes of Russia to the coast of Chile, bringing to light astounding breakthroughs by researchers in Italy, India and elsewhere.

Governments in countries such as China and Japan provide support for seismic forecasting, and it is time for our country to do the same. Earthquake Prediction makes the case, with an important message for the tens of millions of Americans on the US West Coast, the Mississippi River Valley, and other seismically active zones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510720978
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David Nabhan is the author of four books on earthquakes, peer-reviewed articles regarding seismic forecasting, and dozens of newspaper and magazine op-eds and commentaries concerning this topic. He has been featured in media across the world more than three hundred times. Nabhan is also a science fiction writer and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paolo Palmieri is an associate professor in the department of history and philosophy of science at University of Pittsburgh. He is the editor of the book series History and Philosophy of Science: Heresy, Crossroads, and Intersections.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Introduction xvii

Chapter 1 Shiva, the Destroyer 1

Chapter 2 The Ancient Enigma 9

Chapter 3 Companion Planet 25

Chapter 4 Time and Tide 35

Chapter 4 Heresy and Orthodoxy 43

Chapter 6 Acid Test 57

Chapter 7 The Shortest-Lived Profession 65

Chapter 8 Terra Exilium 75

Chapter 9 Beneath Mother Russia's Hallowed Ground 85

Chapter 10 Earthquake Lights 103

Chapter 11 4.5 Quintillion Joules 113

Chapter 12 Saint Andrew, Rock Striker 127

Chapter 13 Mother of the Orphan Tsunami 141

Chapter 14 Loose Lips 151

Chapter 15 Scientific Method 165

Chapter 16 Vox Populi 177

Chapter 17 Earthquake Preparedness 195

Acknowledgments 211

Index 217

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