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29%OFFSusan Elizabeth Hough - Earthshaking Science: What We Know (and Don´t Know) about Earthquakes - 9780691118192 - V9780691118192
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Earthshaking Science: What We Know (and Don´t Know) about Earthquakes

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Description for Earthshaking Science: What We Know (and Don´t Know) about Earthquakes Paperback. Recounts that improvements in earthquake recording capability in the 1960s and 1970s set the stage for a period of rapid development in earthquake science. Although some enigmas have remained, much has been learned on issues such as earthquake prediction, seismic hazard assessment, and ground motion prediction. This book addresses those issues. Num Pages: 256 pages, 12 halftones. 50 line illus. BIC Classification: PDZ; RBC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 156 x 235 x 17. Weight in Grams: 376.
This is the first book to really make sense of the dizzying array of information that has emerged in recent decades about earthquakes. Susan Hough, a research seismologist in one of North America's most active earthquake zones and an expert at communicating this complex science to the public, separates fact from fiction. She fills in many of the blanks that remained after plate tectonics theory, in the 1960s, first gave us a rough idea of just what earthquakes are about. How do earthquakes start? How do they stop? Do earthquakes occur at regular intervals on faults? If not, why not? ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2004
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Number of pages
256
Condition
New
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691118192
SKU
V9780691118192
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About Susan Elizabeth Hough
Susan Elizabeth Hough is a seismologist with the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena, California, and has published more than forty articles in journals such as "Nature, Science, Natural History", and the "Journal of Geophysical Research". She has also written occasional editorials on earthquakes for the "Los Angeles Times".

Reviews for Earthshaking Science: What We Know (and Don´t Know) about Earthquakes
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2002 " Earthshaking Science takes on the difficult task of reviewing the state of earthquake science at a time when the field is evolving rapidly. Its author, Susan Hough, has done an admirable job of clearly and accurately illuminating the boundary between our knowledge and our ignorance... [She] has written a book that ... Read more

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