Recent earthquakes in Califomia, Armenia, and the Philippines were vivid reminders of the awesome destructive power of these natural phenomena. Bruce Bolt's descriptions of the on'gins, impact, and aftermath of these and other famous quakes make this revision of Earthquakes timely and compelling. Earthquakes explains what is now known about the causes, occurrence, and physical properties of seismic activity. With a wealth of new information and evocat . ive new illustrations, this new edition takes its place as the most up-to-date and accessible introduction to earthquake science available. In addition, the book provides an engrossing look at how seismographic studies have helped us lessen the danger of earthquakes by enabling us to predict future quakes, explore the earth's interior, design earthquake-resistant structures (including schools and skyscrapers), and devise effective preparedness, survival and relief strategies. The book is suitable for introductory courses in geolop,,, earth sciences and environmental studies.
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Descrizione libro W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110716719096
Descrizione libro W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 2nd. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0716719096