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Earthquakes

Author: Nancy Harris
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©2003.
Series: Great disasters (Greenhaven Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Greenhaven Press's Great Disasters series offers a fascinating look at these momentous events and the natural phenomena that cause them"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Harris
ISBN: 0737716487 9780737716481 0737716479 9780737716474
OCLC Number: 50598303
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: (The science and study of earthquakes) --
What causes earthquakes / Stephen L. Harris ; Charles Richter and the earthquake scale / Caroline Green ; Large earthquakes trigger distant quakes / Richard A. Kerr ; Tracking earthquakes in Africa / Christopher Scholz ; Monitoring quakes from space: the global positioning system / Dan Hogan --
(Earthquake disasters) Great San Francisco earthquake / Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay ; 1964 good friday Alaskan earthquake / Bruce A. Bolt ; China's killer quake / Raymond Carroll with Holger Jensen, Sydney Liu, Leonard Pratt, and Tessa Namuth ; Quake-ravaged Turkey / Rick Gore --
(Averting disaster) Difficullties of earthquake prediction / Mark Buchanan ; Improving post-earthquake search and rescue operations / Larry Collins ; California's earthquake preparedness efforts / Janet Ward ; Use of the internet in earthquake pesponse efforts / David Wald et al.
Series Title: Great disasters (Greenhaven Press)
Responsibility: Nancy Harris, book editor.

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"Greenhaven Press's Great Disasters series offers a fascinating look at these momentous events and the natural phenomena that cause them"--Page 4 of cover.

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