Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground Author John J. Nance
ISBN-10 9781504028004
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 416
Download Link Click Here

A chilling look at the massive earthquakes that could strike America at any moment Far beneath the earth’s surface, great tectonic plates grind against one another with incredible pressure that must—inevitably—be released. Earthquakes manifest with little warning, upending buildings, shattering infrastructure, and unleashing devastating tsunamis. In this remarkable survey of the history of seismology and the extraordinary seismic events that have occurred in the United States, Mexico, China, and other locales, author John J. Nance traces the discoveries of the scientists who have dedicated their lives to understanding and predicting one of the deadliest threats known to mankind. From the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and the East Coast, most of the United States—not just California—is in danger of a massive quake, and few citizens are adequately prepared. Through riveting firsthand interviews with earthquake survivors, and with the same command of technical detail and gripping style that he brings to his New York Times–bestselling thrillers, Nance demonstrates the need for readiness—because the next big quake could happen tomorrow.



Quakeland

Quakeland Author Kathryn Miles
ISBN-10 9780698411463
Release 2017-08-29
Pages 368
Download Link Click Here

A journey around the United States in search of the truth about the threat of earthquakes leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters. It’s a road trip full of surprises. Earthquakes. You need to worry about them only if you’re in San Francisco, right? Wrong. We have been making enormous changes to subterranean America, and Mother Earth, as always, has been making some of her own. . . . The consequences for our real estate, our civil engineering, and our communities will be huge because they will include earthquakes most of us do not expect and cannot imagine—at least not without reading Quakeland. Kathryn Miles descends into mines in the Northwest, dissects Mississippi levee engineering studies, uncovers the horrific risks of an earthquake in the Northeast, and interviews the seismologists, structual engineers, and emergency managers around the country who are addressing this ground shaking threat. As Miles relates, the era of human-induced earthquakes began in 1962 in Colorado after millions of gallons of chemical-weapon waste was pumped underground in the Rockies. More than 1,500 quakes over the following seven years resulted. The Department of Energy plans to dump spent nuclear rods in the same way. Evidence of fracking’s seismological impact continues to mount. . . . Humans as well as fault lines built our “quakeland”. What will happen when Memphis, home of FedEx's 1.5-million-packages-a-day hub, goes offline as a result of an earthquake along the unstable Reelfoot Fault? FEMA has estimated that a modest 7.0 magnitude quake (twenty of these happen per year around the world) along the Wasatch Fault under Salt Lake City would put a $33 billion dent in our economy. When the Fukushima reactor melted down, tens of thousands were displaced. If New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant blows, ten million people will be displaced. How would that evacuation even begin? Kathryn Miles’ tour of our land is as fascinating and frightening as it is irresistibly compelling.



U S Geological Survey Circular

U S  Geological Survey Circular Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89042344861
Release 1984
Pages
Download Link Click Here

U S Geological Survey Circular has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from U S Geological Survey Circular also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full U S Geological Survey Circular book for free.



Cambrian Stratigraphy of the Wendover Area Utah and Nevada

Cambrian Stratigraphy of the Wendover Area  Utah and Nevada Author Carl W. Stover
ISBN-10 OSU:32435022084123
Release 1983
Pages 43
Download Link Click Here

This publication summarizes data for earthquakes that occurred in the 50 states and Puerto Rico during 1985. Descriptions of individual earthquakes include hypocenters, magnitudes, intensities, and damages. The report also contains results from regional networks and data recorded by strong-motion seismographs.



Responses to Iben Browning s Prediction of a 1990 New Madrid Missouri Earthquake

Responses to Iben Browning s Prediction of a 1990 New Madrid  Missouri  Earthquake Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112104617979
Release 1993
Pages 248
Download Link Click Here

Responses to Iben Browning s Prediction of a 1990 New Madrid Missouri Earthquake has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Responses to Iben Browning s Prediction of a 1990 New Madrid Missouri Earthquake also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Responses to Iben Browning s Prediction of a 1990 New Madrid Missouri Earthquake book for free.



The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17 1989

The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17  1989 Author Peter L. Ward
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003981136
Release 1989
Pages 16
Download Link Click Here

The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17 1989 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17 1989 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17 1989 book for free.



Earthquakes and Earthquake Insurance

Earthquakes and Earthquake Insurance Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance
ISBN-10 UCR:31210012280150
Release 1990
Pages 1412
Download Link Click Here

Earthquakes and Earthquake Insurance has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Earthquakes and Earthquake Insurance also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Earthquakes and Earthquake Insurance book for free.



The Loma Prieta Earthquake

The Loma Prieta Earthquake Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology
ISBN-10 LOC:0001714568A
Release 1990
Pages 314
Download Link Click Here

The Loma Prieta Earthquake has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Loma Prieta Earthquake also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Loma Prieta Earthquake book for free.



Housing Needs in Earthquake Disaster Areas

Housing Needs in Earthquake Disaster Areas Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development
ISBN-10 LOC:00186348916
Release 1990
Pages 1217
Download Link Click Here

Housing Needs in Earthquake Disaster Areas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Housing Needs in Earthquake Disaster Areas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Housing Needs in Earthquake Disaster Areas book for free.



Earthquakes Volcanoes

Earthquakes   Volcanoes Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556026516500
Release 1986
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Earthquakes Volcanoes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Earthquakes Volcanoes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Earthquakes Volcanoes book for free.



Seismic Sleuths

Seismic Sleuths Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000033230672
Release 1997
Pages 364
Download Link Click Here

Seismic Sleuths has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Seismic Sleuths also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Seismic Sleuths book for free.



Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold

Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold Author Tom Shachtman
ISBN-10 0547525958
Release 2000-12-12
Pages 272
Download Link Click Here

“A lovely, fascinating book, which brings science to life.” —Alan Lightman Combining science, history, and adventure, Tom Shachtman “holds the reader’s attention with the skill of a novelist” as he chronicles the story of humans’ four-centuries-long quest to master the secrets of cold (Scientific American). “A disarming portrait of an exquisite, ferocious, world-ending extreme,” Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold demonstrates how temperature science produced astonishing scientific insights and applications that have revolutionized civilization (Kirkus Reviews). It also illustrates how scientific advancement, fueled by fortuitous discoveries and the efforts of determined individuals, has allowed people to adapt to—and change—the environments in which they live and work, shaping man’s very understanding of, and relationship, with the world. This “truly wonderful book” was adapted into an acclaimed documentary underwritten by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, directed by British Emmy Award winner David Dugan, and aired on the BBC and PBS’s Nova in 2008 (Library Journal). “An absorbing account to chill out with.” —Booklist



Bulletin United States Geological Survey

Bulletin   United States Geological Survey Author Geological Survey (U.S.)
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822009039470
Release 1990
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Bulletin United States Geological Survey has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bulletin United States Geological Survey also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bulletin United States Geological Survey book for free.



The Washington earthquake handbook

The Washington earthquake handbook Author Vern Cope
ISBN-10 0963556444
Release 1994-02
Pages 146
Download Link Click Here

The Washington earthquake handbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Washington earthquake handbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Washington earthquake handbook book for free.



Living with the coast of Alaska

Living with the coast of Alaska Author Owen K. Mason
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040049358
Release 1997
Pages 348
Download Link Click Here

Another shore book that suggests ways to cope, not only with disasters at the coast but with the frequent hazards encountered inland. Part of the Living with the Shore Series.



The Great Quake

The Great Quake Author Henry Fountain
ISBN-10 9781101904060
Release 2017
Pages 277
Download Link Click Here

About the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history, the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega, and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place



Earthquake Early Warning Systems

Earthquake Early Warning Systems Author Paolo Gasparini
ISBN-10 9783540722410
Release 2007-08-10
Pages 350
Download Link Click Here

The book provides information on the major EEW systems in operation and on the state-of-the-art of the different blocks forming an EW system: the rapid detection and estimation of the earthquake’s focal parameters, the signal transmission, the engineering interface and the information reliability/false alarm problem. It is the first time that so many aspects of EEW systems have been specifically focused upon within a single book.