Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Book - 2001
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Few events in nature are as awe-inspiring and destructive as a powerful earthquake or a massive volcanic eruption. This work explains the specific terms and concepts associated with the sciences of catastrophe - seismology and volcanology - and covers the places of the world where these destructive phenomena have occurred. Revised and updated, this A-Z resource covers various regions of the world and their seismic and/or volcanic activities, specific major eruptions and earthquakes throughout history, geologic or scientific terms, and people who have influenced these fields of science. Entries include terms and concepts such as: caldera, stratovolcano, S-waves, liquefaction, harmonic tremors, and other topics
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c2001
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780816045839
Characteristics: ix, 306 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gates, Alexander E. 1957-


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