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Seismology : our violent earth

Author: Roberta Baxter; Duncan Agnew
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2015] ©2015
Series: History of science (Essential Library (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This title presents the history of seismology. Vivid text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible."--Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
History Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Baxter; Duncan Agnew
ISBN: 1624035655 9781624035654
OCLC Number: 891122612
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 x 25 cm.
Contents: A tale of two quakes --
Early seismic theories --
Renaissance science tackles earthquakes --
Waves and faults --
How are faults and earthquakes related? --
Magnitude and intensity --
Continental drift --
Plate tectonics --
Other consequences of earthquakes --
An evolving science --
Timeline --
Essential facts --
Glossary.
Series Title: History of science (Essential Library (Firm))
Responsibility: by Roberta Baxter ; content consultant, Duncan Agnew.

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"This title presents the history of seismology. Vivid text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible."--Publisher's website.

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