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Richter's scale : measure of an earthquake, measure of a man

Author: Susan Elizabeth Hough
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the troubled life, scientific work, and poetry of the American scientist, Charles Richter, who developed a scale that measures the magnitude of earthquakes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Charles Richter; Richter, Charles <1900-1985>; Charles Richter; Charles Richter; Charles Richter, Geologe.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Elizabeth Hough
ISBN: 9780691128078 0691128073
OCLC Number: 69028234
Description: xii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
ch. 1. The magnitude of the problem --
ch. 2. Formative years --
ch. 3. Margaret Rose --
ch. 4. Harnessing the horses --
ch. 5. Earthquake exploration --
ch. 6. The Kresge era --
ch. 7. Beno Gutenberg --
ch. 8. Earthquake! --
ch. 9. Richter scale --
ch. 10. Charlie --
ch. 11. Lillian --
ch. 12. Richter's women --
ch. 13. Autumn --
ch. 14. Asperger's syndrome --
ch. 15. Here it comes again --
ch. 16. Predicting the unpredictable --
ch. 17. Sizing up earthquake hazard --
ch. 18. Hazard in a nuclear age --
ch. 19. Supernova --
Appendix : A belated farewell --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index --
Earthquakes by date.
Responsibility: Susan Elizabeth Hough.
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By developing the scale that bears his name, Charles Richter not only invented the concept of magnitude as a measure of earthquake size, he turned himself into a household word. This work takes the  Read more...

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