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The Resource Earthshaking science : what we know (and don't know) about earthquakes, Susan Elizabeth Hough

Earthshaking science : what we know (and don't know) about earthquakes, Susan Elizabeth Hough

Label
Earthshaking science : what we know (and don't know) about earthquakes
Title
Earthshaking science
Title remainder
what we know (and don't know) about earthquakes
Statement of responsibility
Susan Elizabeth Hough
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Earthshaking Science is the first book to really make sense of the dizzying array of information that has emerged in recent decades about earthquakes. Susan Hough, a research seismologist in one of North America's most active earthquake zones and an expert at communicating this complex science to the public, separates fact from fiction. She fills in many of the blanks that remained after plate tectonics theory, in the 1960s, first gave us a rough idea of just what earthquakes are about. How do earthquakes start? How do they stop? Do earthquakes occur at regular intervals on faults? If not, why not? Are earthquakes predictable? How hard will the ground shake following an earthquake of a given magnitude? How does one quantify future seismic hazard? As Hough recounts in brisk, jargon-free prose, improvements in earthquake recording capability in the 1960s and 1970s set the stage for a period of rapid development in earthquake science. Although some formidable enigmas have remained, much has been learned on critical issues such as earthquake prediction, seismic hazard assessment, and ground motion prediction. This book addresses those issues. Because earthquake science is so new, it has rarely been presented outside of technical journals that are all but opaque to nonspecialists. Earthshaking Science changes all this. It tackles the issues at the forefront of modern seismology in a way most readers can understand. In it, an expert conveys not only the facts, but the passion and excitement associated with research at the frontiers of this fascinating field. Hough proves, beyond a doubt, that this passion and excitement is more accessible than one might think
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INARC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hough, Susan Elizabeth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
Label
Earthshaking science : what we know (and don't know) about earthquakes, Susan Elizabeth Hough
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Holy Grail of earthquake prediction
  • 6.
  • Mapping seismic hazard
  • 7.
  • A journey back in time
  • 8.
  • Bringing the science home
  • 1.
  • The plate tectonics revolution
  • 2.
  • Sizing up earthquakes
  • 3.
  • Earthquake interactions
  • 4.
  • Ground motions
Control code
on1033568444
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398n7w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033568444
Label
Earthshaking science : what we know (and don't know) about earthquakes, Susan Elizabeth Hough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Holy Grail of earthquake prediction
  • 6.
  • Mapping seismic hazard
  • 7.
  • A journey back in time
  • 8.
  • Bringing the science home
  • 1.
  • The plate tectonics revolution
  • 2.
  • Sizing up earthquakes
  • 3.
  • Earthquake interactions
  • 4.
  • Ground motions
Control code
on1033568444
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398n7w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033568444

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