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  • Seismic Signatures and Analysis of Reflection Data in Anisotropic Mediaby I. Tsvankin

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 205.00

    Following the breakthrough in the last decade in identifying the key parameters for time and depth imaging in anisotropic media and developing practical methodologies for estimating them from seismic data, this title primarily focuses on the far reaching exploration benefits of anisotropic processing. This volume provides the first comprehensive description... more...

  • Earthquakeby Andrew Robinson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010’s horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering... more...

  • No Apparent Dangerby Victoria Bruce

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape of the caldera near the heart of the volcano, Galeras erupted, its crater exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. Nine... more...

  • The Burning Islandby Pamela Frierson

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Westerners—from early missionaries to explorers to present-day artists, scientists, and tourists—have always found volcanoes fascinating and disturbing. Native Hawaiians, in contrast, revere volcanoes as a source of spiritual energy and see the volcano goddess Pele as part of the natural cycle of a continuously procreative cosmos. Volcanoes hold a... more...

  • Burnby Paul Collins

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2010; US$ 20.99

    "Dry heat and hot, dry winds worked upon a land already dry, to suck from it the last, least drop of moisture. Men who had lived their lives in the bush went their ways in the shadow of dread expectancy. But though they felt the imminence of danger they could not tell that it was to be far greater than they could imagine. They had not lived long... more...

  • Predicting the Unpredictableby Susan Hough

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it's the cataclysmic 2008 Sichuan quake in China that killed tens of thousands or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, which scientists know is inevitable. Yet despite rapid advances in earthquake science, seismologists still can't... more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planetby Darlyne Nemeth; Judy Kuriansky; Robert Hamilton

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 48.00

    This book follows environmental changes?including those caused by human actions, as well as those resulting from natural circumstances?and provides a process to manage their impact on the future. more...

  • Lights Outby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.99

    Lights Out: How It All Ends by the editors of Scientific American Traditionally, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are war, famine, plague and death; but while classical authors were familiar with only four horsemen, modern ones could add events such as environmental devastation and nearby supernovas. In this eBook we look at several "end of... more...

  • Earthquake Source Asymmetry, Structural Media and Rotation Effectsby Roman Teisseyre; Minoru Takeo; Eugeniusz Majewski

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 279.00

    Focuses on rotational effects in earthquakes. This monograph investigates rotational waves, basing considerations on modern observations of strong rotational ground motions and detection of seismic rotational waves. It considers structured elastic media that allow for rotational motions and rotational deformations of the ground. more...