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1. Volcanoes [2006]

Book
xvi, 326 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Seams of the Earth - Surtsey, Iceland - Fire Under the Sea - Mt. St. Helens - Pinatubo, Philippines - Ring of Fire - Kilauea, Hawaii - Hot Spots - Lava, Ash, and Bombs - Lahars and Avalanches - Cones, Craters and Calderas - Yellowstone - Roots of Volcanoes - Origin of the Sea and Air - Volcanic Power - Volcanic Treasures - Volcanoes and Climate - Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions - Reducing Volcanic Risk - Volcanoes in the Solar System -.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716789291 20160528
Now in its 4th edition, the accessible introduction to vulcanology returns, combining excellent science with clear language and true stories. Enlivened by first-hand descriptions and stunning photographs, this new edition now has three new chapters on Volcanoes in the solar system, the Pinatubo Volcano and the Yellowstone National Park. There has also been detailed updating throughout with greater coverage of calderas, all-new coverage on Mount St. Helens and the introduction of a new companion website.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716789291 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-90-01

2. Earthquakes [2003]

Book
xiii, 378 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • What we feel in an earthquake-- where earthquakes occur-- faults in the Earth-- the causes of earthquakes-- measuring earthquakes-- exploring inside the Earth-- earthquakes and plate tectonics-- the size of an earthquake-- volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes-- events that precede an earthquake-- dangers from earthquakes-- reducing earthquake risk. Appendices: An earthquake quiz-- answers to quiz.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716756187 20160528
This is a concise overview of the history of earthquakes and seismology, including topics such as geologic faults, intensity patterns, plate tectonics, side effects of earthquakes (such as tsunamis), and protection of people and property. The book contains descriptions of the 1995 Sakhalin and 1997 Assisi earthquakes, and others such as Northridge, California (1994), Kobe, Japan (1995), Chi Chi, Taiwan (1999) and Denali, Alaska (2003). The sequence of chapters has been re-organized for the fifth edition to better facilitate learning the broad concepts before the detail. New exercises and web references have also been added to give students the opportunity to think and use data the way field seismologists do.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716756187 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-90-01

3. Earthquakes [1999]

Book
xii, 366 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • What we feel in an earthquake-- where earthquakes occur-- measuring earthquakes-- exploring inside the Earth-- faults in the Earth-- the causes of earthquakes-- the size of an earthquake-- volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes-- events that precede an earthquake-- dangers from earthquakes-- reducing earthquake risk.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716733966 20160528
This text on earthquakes provides an explanation behind these deadly and destructive events, from geological faults to intensity patterns, side effects and protection of people and property. The fourth edition includes descriptions of earthquakes in highly-populated areas such as Kobe, Japan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716733966 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-90-01

4. Volcanoes [1998]

Book
xii, 321 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Volcanoes of the world-- seams of the Earth-- Surtsy - Iceland-- Fire under the sea-- Krakatau - Indonesia-- Mount St Helens-- ring of fire-- Kilauea - Hawaii-- hot spots-- lava ash and bombs-- lahars and avalanches-- cones and craters-- roots of volcanoes-- origin of the sea and air-- volcanic power-- volcanic treasures-- volcanoes and climate-- forecasting volcanic eruptions-- reducing volcanic risk. Appendix: the world's 101 most notorious volcanoes-- volcano information centers-- metric - English conversion table.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716731740 20160528
This work provides an accessible introduction to the science of volcanoes, and a snapshot collection of the most famous volcanoes worldwide. The first person accounts of these natural and dramatic sites are underpinned by the scientific study of plate techtonics. Terminology is updated in this third edition, especially in the coverage of lahars and avalanches, and of different pyroclastics rocks. There are also new photographs and line art drawings throughout.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780716731740 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GEOPHYS-90-01