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26%OFFJelle Zeilinga de Boer - Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions - 9780691127866 - V9780691127866
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Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions

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Description for Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions Paperback. Tells the story of various epic earthquakes. This book explains the geological processes responsible for earthquakes, and they describe how these events have had long-lasting aftereffects on human societies and cultures. It includes quotations from literature and from later reports. Num Pages: 304 pages, 39 halftones. 5 line illus. 2 tables. BIC Classification: PDZ; RBC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 231 x 157 x 20. Weight in Grams: 440.
On November 1, 1755--All Saints' Day--a massive earthquake struck Europe's Iberian Peninsula and destroyed the city of Lisbon. Churches collapsed upon thousands of worshippers celebrating the holy day. Earthquakes in Human History tells the story of that calamity and other epic earthquakes. The authors, Jelle Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders, recapture the power of their previous book, Volcanoes in Human History. They vividly explain the geological processes responsible for earthquakes, and they describe how these events have had long-lasting aftereffects on human societies and cultures. Their accounts are enlivened with quotations from contemporary literature and from later reports. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
Princeton University Press United States
Number of pages
304
Condition
New
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691127866
SKU
V9780691127866
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About Jelle Zeilinga de Boer
Jelle Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders are the authors of "Volcanoes in Human History". Zeilinga de Boer is the Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science at Wesleyan University. Sanders, a Wesleyan graduate and former geologist, is an independent science editor and writer.

Reviews for Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2005 "A splendid geographical and cultural survey of how, over the centuries, the unquiet Earth has altered our sense of nature and ourselves."
Russell Seitz, Wall Street Journal "The effects of tremors lasting only minutes often dwarf those of almost all other natural disasters, leaving scars on the landscape and the population that can ... Read more

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