The Resource Earthquake, Andrew Robinson

Earthquake, Andrew Robinson

Label
Earthquake
Title
Earthquake
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Robinson
Title variation
Earthquake
Title variation remainder
nature and culture
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Los Angeles and Tokyo, Instanbul and Beijing, Lima and Cairo are among the more than 60 large cities at definite risk from an earthquake. Although European cities seem less vulnerable, devastating earthquakes have hit Athens, Bucharest, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome and Naples, among others, over the past three centuries. Even London experienced a shock in 1884 that stopped MPs in the Houses of Parliament in their tracks
  • This book describes two millennia of major earthquakes and their effects on societies around the world; the ways in which cultures have mythologized earthquakes through religion, the arts and popular culture; and the science of measuring, understanding and trying to predict earthquakes. According to Charles Darwin, a great earthquake in Chile in 1835 was the single most interesting event of his entire five-year journey around the globe on HMS Beagle
  • Despite advances in both science and engineering, and improved disaster preparedness, earthquakes continue to cause immense loss of life and damage. The Haiti earthquake of 2010 took some quarter of a million lives. No one will ever forget the catastrophic tsunami unleashed in 2011 by a magnitude-9 earthquake off the east coast of Japan - a crisis described by Japans' prime minister as the most disastrous national event since the atomic bomb strikes in 1945. Tokyo was largely unaffected in 2011, unlike in 1703, 1855 and 1923 when earthquakes ravaged the capital. How long will it be before the next big Tokyo earthquake? Written by a highly experienced science writer, journalist and scholar, Earthquake will appeal as much to general readers of popular science as it will to experts in many fields -- P. [2] of cover
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BTCTA
Dewey number
551.22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE534.3
LC item number
.R63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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Earthquake, Andrew Robinson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-200) and index
Contents
Earth-shattering events -- Lisbon, 1755: the wrath of God -- Seismology begins -- Tokyo, 1923: Holocaust -- Measuring earthquakes -- Faults, plates and drifting continents -- California: the enigma of the San Andreas fault -- Prediction of the unpredictable -- Designing against death
Control code
ocn788269832
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9781780230276
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)788269832

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