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The Resource Predicting the unpredictable : the tumultuous science of earthquake prediction, Susan Hough

Predicting the unpredictable : the tumultuous science of earthquake prediction, Susan Hough

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Predicting the unpredictable : the tumultuous science of earthquake prediction
Title
Predicting the unpredictable
Title remainder
the tumultuous science of earthquake prediction
Statement of responsibility
Susan Hough
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Susan Hough traces the continuing quest by seismologists to forecast the time, location, and magnitude of future quakes--a quest fraught with controversies, spectacular failures, and occasional apparent successes. She brings readers into the laboratory and out into the field with the pioneers who have sought to develop reliable methods based on observable phenomena such as small earthquake patterns and electromagnetic signals. Hough describes attempts that have raised hopes only to collapse under scrutiny, as well as approaches that seem to hold future promise. She recounts stories of strange occurrences preceding massive quakes, such as changes in well water levels and mysterious ground fogs. She also ventures to the fringes of pseudoscience to consider ideas outside the scientific mainstream, from the enduring belief that animals can sense impending earthquakes to amateur YouTube videos purporting to show earthquake lights prior to large quakes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hough, Susan Elizabeth
Dewey number
551.22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE538.8
LC item number
.H68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earthquake prediction
  • Earthquake prediction
Label
Predicting the unpredictable : the tumultuous science of earthquake prediction, Susan Hough
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-253) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ready to rumble -- Ready to explode -- Irregular clocks -- The Hayward Fault -- Predicting the unpredictable -- The road to Haicheng -- Percolation -- The heyday -- The Hangover -- Highly charged debates -- Reading the tea leaves -- Accelerating moment release -- On the fringe -- Complicity -- Measles -- We all have our faults -- The bad one -- Whither earthquake prediction?
Control code
ocn313017853
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780691138169
Lccn
2009008380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)313017853
Label
Predicting the unpredictable : the tumultuous science of earthquake prediction, Susan Hough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-253) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ready to rumble -- Ready to explode -- Irregular clocks -- The Hayward Fault -- Predicting the unpredictable -- The road to Haicheng -- Percolation -- The heyday -- The Hangover -- Highly charged debates -- Reading the tea leaves -- Accelerating moment release -- On the fringe -- Complicity -- Measles -- We all have our faults -- The bad one -- Whither earthquake prediction?
Control code
ocn313017853
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780691138169
Lccn
2009008380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)313017853

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