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Earthquakes in action

Author: Ewan McLeish
Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Pub. Group, ©2009.
Series: Natural disasters in action.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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This book explains what causes an earthquake and describes the impact of six such disasters from Mexico City in Mexico in 1985 to Pakistan and Kashmir in 2005.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ewan McLeish
ISBN: 9781404218659 1404218653 9781442029422 1442029420
OCLC Number: 176648951
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: When an earthquake strikes --
What causes earthquakes? --
Measuring earthquakes --
Case study: Mexico City, Mexico, 1985 --
Case study: San Francisco, U.S.A., 1989 --
Case study: Kobe, Japan, 1995 --
Case study: Izmit, Turkey, 1999 --
Case study: Bam, Iran, 2003 --
Case study: Pakistan and Kashmir, 2005 --
Leaning the lessons.
Series Title: Natural disasters in action.
Responsibility: Ewan McLeish.
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This book explains what causes an earthquake and describes the impact of six such disasters from Mexico City in Mexico in 1985 to Pakistan and Kashmir in 2005.

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