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After the earth quakes : elastic rebound on an urban planet

Author: Susan Elizabeth Hough; Roger G Bilham
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Elastic rebound is the best metaphor for societal responses to major earthquakes in modern times. Focusing on this theme, this book using many pivotal historic earthquakes as illustration. It  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Elizabeth Hough; Roger G Bilham
ISBN: 9780195179132 0195179137
OCLC Number: 728058060
Description: 321 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: 1. Impacts and Reverberations ; 2. Earthquakes and Ancient Cities: Armegeddon-Not the End of the World ; 3. The Lisbon Earthquake and the Age of Reason ; 4. Tecumeseh's legacy: The Enduring Enigma of the New Madrid Earthquakes ; 5. 19th Century Tremblors: A Science is Born ; 6. The 1886 Charleston, South Carolina Earthquake ; 7. Finding Fault in California ; 8. The 1923 Kanto Earthquake: Surviving Doomsday ; 9. Hazards of the Caribbean ; 10. Tsunamis ; 11. City of Angels or Edge City ; 12. Demonic Demographics ; 13. The Age of Construction
Responsibility: Susan Elizabeth Hough and Roger G. Bilham.
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The book would be of interst to meteoroligsts, geophysicists, social scientists, the general public and home security officials. * Fakhry A. Assad, Environ Geol, 50, 2006 *

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