The Million Death Quake: The Science of Predicting Earth's Deadliest Natural Disaster (BOK)

Roger Musson

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Roger Musson
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9780230119413
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 16cm x 24,3cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 453 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular science, Volcanology & seismology