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After the Earth Quakes by 1. Impacts and Reverberations 2. Earthquakes and Ancient Cities: Armegeddon-Not the End of the World 3. The Lisbon Earthquake and the Age of Reason 4. Tecumeseh's Legacy: The Enduring Enigma of the New Madrid Earthquakes 5. 19th Century Tremblors: A Science is Born 6. The 1886 Charleston, South Carolina Earthquake 7. Finding Fault in California 8. The 1923 Kanto Earthquake: Surviving Doomsday 9. Hazards of the Caribbean 10. Tsunamis 11. City of Angels or Edge City 12. Demonic Demographics 13. The Age of Construction
Publication Date: 2005
Earthquake Nation by Accelerating seismic activity in late Meiji Japan climaxed in the legendary Great Nobi Earthquake of 1891, which rocked the main island from Tokyo to Osaka, killing thousands. Ironically, the earthquake brought down many "modern" structures built on the advice of foreign architects and engineers, while leaving certain traditional, wooden ones standing. This book, the first English-language history of modern Japanese earthquakes and earthquake science, considers the cultural and political ramifications of this and other catastrophic events on Japan's relationship with the West, with modern science, and with itself. Gregory Clancey argues that seismicity was both the Achilles' heel of Japan's nation-building project--revealing the state's western-style infrastructure to be surprisingly fragile--and a new focus for nativizing discourses which credited traditional Japanese architecture with unique abilities to ride out seismic waves. Tracing his subject from the Meiji Restoration to the Great Kant Earthquake of 1923 (which destroyed Tokyo), Clancey shows earthquakes to have been a continual though mercurial agent in Japan's self-fashioning; a catastrophic undercurrent to Japanese modernity. This innovative and absorbing study not only moves earthquakes nearer the center of modern Japan change--both materially and symbolically--but shows how fundamentally Japan shaped the global art, science, and culture of natural disaster.
Publication Date: 2006
Earthquakes by 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). 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.
Call Number: QE534.3.B65 2004
Publication Date: 2003
Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes by Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Fourth Edition provides a single-source reference on recent and historical earthquakes and volcanic eruptions for the student and general reader doing research on this high-interest subject. This comprehensive A-to-Z resource explains the specific terms, concepts, people, and organizations associated with the sciences of catastrophe—seismology and volcanology—and covers the places in the world where these destructive phenomena have occurred, as well as key environmental issues, economic dilemmas, ethical concerns, and current advances in research and technology.
Publication Date: 2009
Seismic Intensities in Idaho by
Call Number: QE535.2.U6S67 1992
Publication Date: 1992
This Is Chance! : the shaking of an all-American city, a voice that held it together by "In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolis--the largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand-new. But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic 9.2 on the Richter Scale. For four and a half minutes, the ground lurched and rolled. Streets cracked open and swallowed buildings whole. And once the shaking stopped, night fell and Anchorage went dark. The city was in disarray and sealed off from the outside world. Slowly, people switched on their transistor radios and heard a familiar woman's voice explaining what had just happened and what to do next. Genie Chance was a part-time radio reporter and working mother who would play an unlikely role in the wake of the disaster, helping to put her fractured community back together. Her tireless broadcasts over the next three days would transform her into a legendary figure in Alaska and bring her fame worldwide--but only briefly. That Easter weekend in Anchorage, Genie and a cast of endearingly eccentric characters--from a mountaineering psychologist to the local community theater group staging Our Town--were thrown into a jumbled world they could not recognize. Together, they would make a home in it again."
Call Number: QE535 .M663 2020
Publication Date: 2020-03-24
United States earthquakes. by
Call Number: QE535.2.U6UN3 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Why the Earth Quakes by
Call Number: QE522.L48 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Deadliest Earthquakes: Haiti and Chile by In 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike was in Haiti, where a quake just southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, killed more than 200,000, reducing homes, hospitals, schools, and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a Nova camera crew follows a team of US geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.
Call Number: DVD QC843.D43 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Japan's Killer Quake by In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. It combines on-the-spot reporting, personal stories, compelling eyewitness videos, and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.
Call Number: DVD QE537.2.J37J373 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Earthquake : the science behind the shake by With these three programs from "NOVA" and "American Experience", discover the science behind the shake.
Call Number: DVD QE521.2.E27 2007 PT. 1-3
Publication Date: 2007
Earthquakes: Streaming Video