Earthquakes

Earthquakes

by Ian Graham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848983212
Publisher: Newforest Press
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Cutting-Edge Science Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Ian Graham is the author of Construction Vehicles, Monster Trucks, and You Wouldn't Want to Be in the First Submarine!

Table of Contents

Introduction

Earth is a Cracked Egg! 4

Who Studies Earthquakes? 6

Chapter 1 Planetearth

On the Move 8

Where Did the Continents Drift From? 10

Chapter 2 Anatomy of an Earthquake

Earthquake Alert! 12

The Ground Ripples 14

How Are Earthquakes Measured? 16

What Do Quakes Sound Like? 18

Swarms of Quakes 20

Chapter 3 What Causes Earthquakes?

Plate Collision 22

What Else Causes Quakes? 24

Can Quakes Cause Quakes? 26

The Biggest Earthquakes 28

Do Other Worlds Quake? 30

Chapter 4 Power of an Earthquake

Earthquake Destruction 32

Changing Landscape 34

Sinking Buildings 36

Can Animals Sense Earthquakes? 38

Affecting the Entire Planet 40

Chapter 5 Earthquakes Under the Sea

Earthquakes and Tsunamis 42

The Indian Ocean Tsunami 44

Chapter 6 Studying Earthquakes

Detecting Earthquakes 46

Spies in Space 48

Finding Faults 50

Looking Beneath the Ground 52

Preventing Earthquakes 54

Chapter 7 Into the Future

Earthquake Prediction 56

Robot Rescuers 58

Earthquake Proofing 60

Glossary 62

Index 64

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