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Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Author : Robert S. Yeats
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An essential guide for anyone interested in understanding earthquake science or in preparing for the next major tremor.

Living with Earthquakes in California

Author : Robert S. Yeats
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This how-to manual for life in earthquake country describes California's violent geologic past and recounts the state's revolutionary efforts to grapple with the earthquake threat. It examines major faults that threaten California and Nevada, reviews the current level of earthquake preparedness and disaster response, and suggests actions that citizens can take to protect their families and homes. Topics discussed include earthquake forecasting, catastrophe insurance, and tsunamis. Yeats is professor emeritus in the geosciences department at Oregon State University. c. Book News Inc.

Cascadia s Fault

Author : Jerry Thompson
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The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a crack in the earth’s crust, roughly fifty kilometres offshore, running 1,100 kilometres from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. About every 500 years this fault generates a monster earthquake. There is roughly a thirty percent chance that it could happen again within the next fifty years. Or it could happen tonight. Without a doubt, the coming quake is one day closer today than it was yesterday. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is virtually identical to the offshore fault that wrecked Sumatra in 2004, and it will generate the same type of earthquake, a magnitude nine or higher. It will send crippling shockwaves across a far wider area than any of the California quakes you’ve ever heard about, slamming five cities at the same time: Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Portland and Sacramento. Cascadia’s fault will wreck dozens of smaller towns and coastal villages -- and no one in these places will be able to call their neighbours for help. Written by a journalist who has been following this story for twenty-five years, Cascadia’s Fault tells the tale of this devastating future earthquake and the tsunamis it will spawn.

Earthquake Time Bombs

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Program for Earthquake Hazards Assessment in the Pacific Northwest

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Living on an Active Earth

Author : National Research Council
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The destructive force of earthquakes has stimulated human inquiry since ancient times, yet the scientific study of earthquakes is a surprisingly recent endeavor. Instrumental recordings of earthquakes were not made until the second half of the 19th century, and the primary mechanism for generating seismic waves was not identified until the beginning of the 20th century. From this recent start, a range of laboratory, field, and theoretical investigations have developed into a vigorous new discipline: the science of earthquakes. As a basic science, it provides a comprehensive understanding of earthquake behavior and related phenomena in the Earth and other terrestrial planets. As an applied science, it provides a knowledge base of great practical value for a global society whose infrastructure is built on the Earth's active crust. This book describes the growth and origins of earthquake science and identifies research and data collection efforts that will strengthen the scientific and social contributions of this exciting new discipline.

Living with the Changing California Coast

Author : Gary B. Griggs
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"The goal of The Changing California Coast is to provide perspective on the realities of living on the California coast, its challenges and issues, and the nitty gritty of what to consider before buying or building a house. The book achieves this aim by providing a tutorial on the potential hazards of coastal living, and systematically covering the coast from border to border. A must read for anyone whose idea of the coast is based on too many episodes of Baywatch."--Paul D. Komar, author of Beach Processes and Sedimentation "California's coast is a living landscape endlessly besieged by waves and tides, upland erosion, seismic forces, and human efforts to secure land's edge in place. A geography of awesome beauty and constant conflict, the coast is where people want to be. Living with the Changing California Coast is a must read for property owners, developers, investors, public officials, and activists who care about our coast's future. This book lays out the consequences of our tendency to wall up the coast and what we might do to reverse the trend. A most thorough, alarming and compelling tale of what is happening to our shoreline. Will policy makers listen?"--Peter Douglas, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission

Get Ready

Author : Deb Moller
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"This handbook will help readers prepare for an earthquake in practical, steps that are clear and aim to be simple enough that they won't overwhelm the reader"--

American Indian Culture and Research Journal

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Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
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The Pacific Northwest Coast

Author : Paul D. Komar
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How to cope with natural disasters on the Washington and Oregon coast, part of the Living with the Shore Series.

Living with Hazards Dealing with Disasters

Author : William L. Waugh
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This is the first concise introduction to emergency management, the emerging profession that deals with disasters from floods and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. Coverage includes: --The history of emergency management and its evolution from volunteer effort to trained intervention; --Organization of emergency management systems -- local, state, regional, national, international; governmental, for-profit, and nonprofit; --Managing natural disasters -- floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, avalanches, etc.; --Managing manmade disasters -- civil defense, terrorism, hazardous materials accidents, fires, structural failures, nuclear accidents, transportation disasters; --Policy issues in the management of risk, emergencies, and disasters; --Disaster management in the Twenty-first Century-- technological and political challenges. Twenty case studies illustrate the handling of actual disasters including the Northridge Earthquake and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Discussion questions and guides to on-line information sources facilitate use of the book in the classroom and professional training programs.

Seismological Research Letters

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Oregon Geology

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Active Faults of the World

Author : Robert Yeats
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Providing the first worldwide survey of active earthquake faults, this book focuses on those described as 'seismic time bombs' - with the potential to destroy large cities in the developing world such as Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. Leading international earthquake expert, Robert Yeats, explores both the regional and plate-tectonic context of active faults, providing the background for seismic hazard evaluation in planning large-scale projects such as nuclear power plants or hydroelectric dams. He also highlights work done in more advanced seismogenic countries like Japan, the United States, New Zealand and China, providing an important basis for upgrading building standards and other laws in developing nations. The book also explores the impact of major quakes on social development through history. It will form an accessible reference for analysts and consulting firms, and a convenient overview for academics and students of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

Geology and the Environment

Author : Bernard W. Pipkin
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Electronic textbook covering physical geology, historical geology, earth science, earth systems science, oceanography, environmental science, and meteorology.

The Writers Directory 2008

Author : Michelle Kazensky
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

A Catalogue of Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast 1769 1897

Author : Edward Singleton Holden
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Beachcomber s Guide to Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

Author : Thomas M. Niesen
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A description of the creatures and features of marine life in the Pacific Northwest. From seaweed and barnacles to snails and starfish, the guide uses photographs and text to point out organisms that a beachcomber is likely to encounter.

A Field Guide to California and Pacific Northwest Forests

Author : John C. Kricher
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A detailed guide brings to life the beauty, inhabitants, and various kinds of trees and plants of the Sierra Nevada forests, the California forests, the Pacific Northwest forests, and the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Original.