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Archeology and Volcanism in Central America

The Zapotitán Valley of El Salvador

by Payson D. Sheets

Scientists have long speculated on the impact of extreme natural catastrophes on human societies. Archeology and Volcanism in Central America provides dramatic evidence of the effects of several volcanic disasters on a major civilization of the ...

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Computational Seismology and Geodynamics, Selected Papers From Volumes 33 and 34 of Vychislitel'naya Seysmologiya

by Alik Ismail-Zade

<p>Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Computational Seismology and Geodynamics Series, Volume 8.<br /><br />The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Editorial Board of Computational Seismology and Geodynamics (CSG) ...

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Earthquake!

by Anne Rooney

Written in British English, Earthquake! describes how and where earthquakes happen. ...

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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

by Steve Olson

<p>Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.</p> <p>For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount

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Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

by Myron G. Best

Igneous and metamorphic petrology has over the last twenty years expanded rapidly into a broad, multifaceted and increasingly quantitative science. Advances in geochemistry, geochronology, and geophysics, as well as the appearance of new ...

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Igneous Rocks and Processes

A Practical Guide

by Robin Gill

This book is for geoscience students taking introductory or intermediate-level courses in igneous petrology, to help develop key skills (and confidence) in identifying igneous minerals, interpreting and allocating appropriate names to unknown ...

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Magma to Microbe

Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Oceanic Spreading Centers

by Robert P. Lowell, Jeffrey S. Seewald, Anna Metaxas & others

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 178.<br /><br />Hydrothermal systems at oceanic spreading centers reflect the complex interactions among transport, cooling and crystallization of ...

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On Shaky Ground

America's Earthquake Alert

by John J. Nance

<DIV><B>A chilling look at the massive earthquakes that could strike America at any moment</B><BR /><BR /> Far beneath the earth’s surface, great tectonic plates grind against one another with incredible pressure that must—inevitably—be ...

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Playing against Nature

Integrating Science and Economics to Mitigate Natural Hazards in an Uncertain World

by Seth Stein & Jerome Stein

<p>Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes game of chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should a developing nation allocate its budget between building schools for towns without ones or making existing schools

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Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction

by Hough, Susan Elizabeth

<p>An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it&#8217;s the catastrophic 2010 quake that took a devastating toll on the island nation of Haiti or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault

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Propagation of Transient Elastic Waves in Stratified Anisotropic Media

by Hijden, J. H. M. T. van der

Seismic waves are one of the standard diagnostic tools used to determine the mechanical parameters (volume density of mass, compressibility, elastic stiffness) in the interior of the earth and the geometry of subsurface structures. There is ...

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Seismic Applications of Acoustic Reciprocity

by Fokkema, J. T.

The seismic applications of the reciprocity theorem developed in this book are partly based on lecture notes and publications from Professor de Hoop. Every student Professor de Hoop has taught knows the egg-shaped figure (affectionately known as

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The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificent Fury

by John Dvorak

<p>Ranging from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Mount Pelee in the Caribbean, from Bogoslof and Pavlov in Alaska, to Sakurajima in Japan, and, finally, to the massive volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa in Hawaii—<em>The Last Volcano</em> reveals the ...

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The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

by Conevery Bolton Valencius

<div>From December 1811 to February 1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley, collapsing homes, snapping large trees midtrunk, and briefly but dramatically reversing the flow of the continent’s mightiest river. For decades, ...

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The Stromboli Volcano

An Integrated Study of the 2002 - 2003 Eruption, Volume 182

by Sonia Calvari, Salvatore Inguaggiato, Giuseppe Puglisi & others

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 182.<br /><br />This book presents a study of the "eruptive crisis" that took place at the Stromboli volcano from December 2002 to July 2003. It ...

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Timescales of Magmatic Processes

From Core to Atmosphere

by Anthony Dosseto, Simon P. Turner & James A. Van-Orman

Quantifying the timescales of current geological processes is critical for constraining the physical mechanisms operating on the Earth today. Since the Earth’s origin 4.55 billion years ago magmatic processes have continued to shape the Earth, ...

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Tsunamis in the European-Mediterranean Region: From Historical Record to Risk Mitigation

by Papadopoulos, Gerassimos

<i> <p>Tsunamis in the European-Mediterranean Region: From Historical Record to Risk Mitigation</i> provides readers with a much needed, reliable, and up-to-date history of the region, including descriptions and parameters of the main events ...

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Volcanism and Subduction

The Kamchatka Region

by John Eichelberger, Evgenii Gordeev, Pavel Izbekov & others

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 172<br /><br />.The Kamchatka Peninsula and contiguous North Pacific Rim is among the most active regions in the world. Kamchatka itself contains 29 ...

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Volcano

Nature and Culture

by James Hamilton

<p>For years, tourists have trekked across cracked rock at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano to witness the awe-inspiring sight of creeping lava and its devastating effects on the landscape. In 2010, Eyjafjallajökull erupted in Iceland, stranding ...

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Volcano!

by Anita Ganeri

Volcano! describes how and why volcanic eruptions occur. ...

ISBN: 9781625133304

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