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The shaky isles : New Zealand earthquakes

Author: Anna Rogers
Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Grantham House, New Zealand, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Earthquakes are perhaps the most terrifying of all natural disaters. They strike without warning, they cannot be controlled, there is no escape.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Rogers
ISBN: 9781869341190 1869341198
OCLC Number: 849747538
Notes: First edition published in 1996 as: Earthquakes.
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Contents: Swallowing the land --
earthquakes before 1840 --
Unsettling years for settlers --
Whanganui 1840s, Wellington-Marlborough 1848 --
The big one of 1855 --
Wellington-Wairarapa 1855 --
Earthquakes and eruptions --
Hawke's Bay 1863, Tarawea 1886, Taupo 1895, Whanganui 1897 --
The shaking spire --
Canterbury 1868, 1869, Christchurch 1881, North Canterbury 1888, Cheviot 1901 --
Shudders and swarms --
Cape Turnagain 1904, East Cape 1914, Northern Wairarapa 1917, Taupo swarms 1922 --
The earthquake year --
Arthur's Pass 1929, Murchison 1929 --
One morning in summer --
Rescues and fires --
Telling the world --
Help from everywhere --
Afterwards --
The terrible thirties --
Poverty Bay 1931, Wairoa 1932, Pahiatua 1934 --
Earthquakes in wartime --
Southern Wairarapa 1942 --
Whole lotta shakin' goin' on --
earthquakes of the 1950s and 1960s --
Chaos on the coast --
Inangahua --
A tremour down the line --
earthquakes of the 1970s --
The day the earth moved --
Edgecumbe 1987 --
Towards the Millennium --
Dannevirke 1990, Arthur's Pass 1994, Marlborough 1995 --
South and East --
Fiordland 2003, Gisborne 2007, Fiordland 2009 --
Suddenly in September --
February 2011 --
Rescue and recovery.
Other Titles: Earthquakes
Responsibility: Anna Rogers.

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Earthquakes are perhaps the most terrifying of all natural disaters. They strike without warning, they cannot be controlled, there is no escape.

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