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The Resource The million death quake : the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster, Roger Musson

The million death quake : the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster, Roger Musson

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The million death quake : the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster
Title
The million death quake
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the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster
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Roger Musson
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million death quake
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the science of predicting Earths deadliest natural disaster
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Language
eng
Summary
"People have weeks of warning prior to volcanic eruptions, days of warning before a blizzard, and hours of warning before tornadoes. But there is still no warning system at all for earthquakes, though they have killed millions, and millions more live in constant danger from them. In The Million Death Quake, British Geological Survey seismologist Roger Musson takes us on a riveting journey through earthquakes. After making plain the science behind quakes, he tackles how engineers are fighting to make our cities "earthquake-proof" and seismologists are searching for the sign hidden in nature that could be interpreted as a warning. Highlighting hotspots around the world from Bucharest to the Azores, and with the massive Haiti & Japan earthquakes still in recent memory, this is a fascinating exploration of the strangest and most violent of natural disasters"--
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A leading seismologist examines why and how earthquakes happen while explaining why he believes they are becoming more lethal, profiling breakthroughs in science and engineering that are improving structure resiliency and furthering predictability technologies
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10158030
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Musson, Roger
Dewey number
551.22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE538.8
LC item number
.M87 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Earthquake prediction
  • Earthquakes
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Earthquake prediction
  • Earthquakes
  • Erdbebenvorhersage
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adult
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the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster
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The million death quake : the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster, Roger Musson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Hotspots and rogue earthquakes -- Problems. Screaming cities ; What is an earthquake, anyway? ; Journey to the center of the Earth ; Tracking the unseen ; How big? How strong? ; The wave that shook the world -- Solutions. Prevention and cure ; Next year's earthquakes ; Twenty-five seconds for Bucharest ; Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do ; The probability of disaster ; Stay safe
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ocn778422562
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780230119413
Lccn
2012011137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7646225
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)778422562
Label
The million death quake : the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster, Roger Musson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Hotspots and rogue earthquakes -- Problems. Screaming cities ; What is an earthquake, anyway? ; Journey to the center of the Earth ; Tracking the unseen ; How big? How strong? ; The wave that shook the world -- Solutions. Prevention and cure ; Next year's earthquakes ; Twenty-five seconds for Bucharest ; Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do ; The probability of disaster ; Stay safe
Control code
ocn778422562
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780230119413
Lccn
2012011137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7646225
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)778422562

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