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Earthquakes in human history : the far-reaching effects of seismic disruptions

Author: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer; Donald Theodore Sanders
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2007.
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Tells the story of various epic earthquakes. This book explains the geological processes responsible for earthquakes, and they describe how these events have had long-lasting aftereffects on human  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer; Donald Theodore Sanders
ISBN: 0691127867 9780691127866 0691050708 9780691050706
OCLC Number: 779900626
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©2005.
Awards: Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005.
Description: xvi, 278 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Table of Conversions xv CHAPTER 1: Earthquakes: Origins and Consequences 1 Sidebar: induced earthquakes Sidebar: mark twain's earthquake almanac CHAPTER 2: In the Holy Land: Earthquakes and the Hand of God 22 CHAPTER 3: The Decline of Ancient Sparta: A Tale of Hoplites, Helots, and a Quaking Earth 45 Sidebar: euripides, homer, and aristotle CHAPTER 4: Earthquakes in England: Echoes in Religion and Literature 65 CHAPTER 5: The Great Lisbon Earthquake and the Axiom "Whatever Is, Is Right" 88 Sidebar: the wonderful "one-hoss-shay" CHAPTER 6: New Madrid, Missouri, in 1811: The Once and Future Disaster 108 Sidebar: a disastrous reprise? CHAPTER 7: Earthquake, Fire, and Politics in San Francisco 139 Sidebar: causes of quakes in the bay area CHAPTER 8: Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake: "Hell Let Loose on Earth" 170 Sidebar: the kamakura earthquake of 1257 and the rise of the lotus sect CHAPTER 9: Peru in 1970: Chaos in the Andes 194 Sidebar: in chile--tsunamis, devastation, and darwin CHAPTER 10: The 1972 Managua Earthquake: Catalyst for Revolution 221 Afterword 243 Glossary 245 Notes and References 253 Index 269
Responsibility: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2005 "A splendid geographical and cultural survey of how, over the centuries, the unquiet Earth has altered our sense of nature and Read more...

 
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