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Earthquake : Nature and Culture.

Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Series: RB-Earth.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010's horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering and improved disaster preparedness by governments and international aid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robinson, Andrew.
Earthquake : Nature and Culture.
London : Reaktion Books, ©2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Robinson
ISBN: 9781780230610 1780230613
OCLC Number: 955309552
Description: 1 online resource (210 pages).
Contents: Earthquake Cover; Imprint page; Contents; 1. Earth-shattering Events; 2. Lisbon, 1755: The Wrath of God; 3. Seismology Begins; 4. Tokyo, 1923: Holocaust; 5. Measuring Earthquakes; 6. Faults, Plates and Drifting Continents; 7. California: The Enigma of the San Andreas Fault; 8. Prediction of the Unpredictable; 9. Designing against Death; References; Select bibliography; Associations and websites; Photo acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: RB-Earth.

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"Earthquake" explores the occurrence of major earthquakes around the world, their effects on the societies where they strike, and the other catastrophes they cause, from landslides and fires to  Read more...

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