Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourself

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Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444132024

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Civil Engineering Disaster Mitigation Activities - Implementing Millennium Development Goals

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Author: A. Tugrul Tankut

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048123992

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Earthquakes and tsunamis are two major natural disasters, causing enormous life and material losses over the entire world, especially in the developing countries that are not well prepared. Since earthquakes and tsunamis are natural phenomena that cannot be prevented, a series of measures need to be taken to minimize the losses. Disaster mitigation covers a wide variety of activities involving numerous disciplines. Civil engineering makes probably the most effective contribution to the mitigation of life and material losses in earthquakes and tsunamis. This volume contains 11 major contributions of distinguished experts from various areas of civil engineering, and aims at informing the civil engineering community about the recent progress in disaster mitigation concerning earthquakes and tsunamis. It is designed to address the standard practicing civil engineer with the aim of carrying the scientific research results to the engineering practice in simple engineering language.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1573105422

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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"Packed with experiments and hands-on investigations, 'Earthquakes and Tsunamis' allows students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of two of nature's most powerful phenomenon."--Pg.4 of cover.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Usborne Beginners

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Author: Emily Bone,Natalie Hinrichsen

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409584178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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What causes earthquakes? What do they feel like? What are tsunamis and why do they happen? An informative introduction to earthquakes and their effects for young children just beginning to read alone. Includes information on real-life earthquakes, striking colour photographs and links to recommended websites to find out more. "Excellent for helping children to learn to use books for research. Short chunks of text and plenty of pictures make these books really fun to read." - Parents in Touch

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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Author: Mary Draper

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780170098649

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 24

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Designed to be used by children in their first six months of school PM Starters One and Two

Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis

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Author: Sean McCollum

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438123019

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 80

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Explores the underground causes of these natural disasters and shows how scientists seek to save lives through a greater understanding of Earth's geology.

The Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami 2010

A Multidisciplinary Study of Mw8.8, Maule

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Author: Luz A. Cardenas-Jiron

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 1845646703

Category: Nature

Page: 155

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The book discusses the last Chilean earthquake which occurred on 27th February 2010. It happened at the end of summer vacations reaching a magnitude of 8.8 Mw with its epicentre in Cobquecura, in the Bío- Bío region. This phenomenon mainly affected the central Chile area which comprises of the regions of Araucanía, Bio-Bio, Maule, General O´Higgins, Valparaíso and Metropolitan. At that date it was the fifth largest earthquake ever to have occurred on a worldwide scale. The book is organized in six chapters written by remarkable authors from different disciplines thus presenting a comprehensive view of the occurrence. The texts come from the fields of geophysics, hydro-mechanical engineering, telecommunication, geographic information systems, urban and design planning, building engineering, architecture and urbanism. Authors come from academia and the public and private sectors to give an idea of complementary approaches that range from theoretical descriptions to practice and emergency solutions. It will be suitable for professionals and researchers taking decisions, undergraduate and postgraduate students and teachers at university levels.

Tsunamis and Earthquakes in Coastal Environments

Significance and Restoration

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Author: V. Santiago-Fandino,H. Tanaka,M. Spiske

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319285289

Category: Science

Page: 222

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This monograph is a compilation of a number of research studies presented in fourteen chapters dealing with the impact and restoration of coastal environments that have been affected by earthquakes and tsunamis. The focus is mainly on rivers, estuaries, coastal lagoons, beaches, and related ecosystems. In addition to direct impact and response due to flooding and subsequent abrasion, this publication covers physical, chemical and biological responses in coastal morphology, water quality and ecosystems and includes also topics dealing with risk reduction and vulnerability. This compilation mainly covers examples from large magnitude earthquake and tsunami events in the Indian and Pacific Ocean that are complemented with other events in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. Comprehensive descriptions of multi-scale impacts of tsunami and earthquake events, both spatially and temporally, will help the reader to understand the complicated interactions which occur in coastal zones in order to create a sustainable, resilient environment and achieve a society with smart post-event recovery planning. This book is aimed at researchers and students in coastal science and engineering as well as at policy makers, environmental planners and coastal managers.

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

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Author: Maurice Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402038801

Category: Science

Page: 1213

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This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.