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  • Introduction to Volcanic Seismologyby Vyacheslav M Zobin

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 180.00

    Volcanic seismology represents the main, and often the only, tool to forecast volcanic eruptions and to monitor the eruption process. This book describes the main types of seismic signals at volcanoes, their nature and spatial and temporal distributions at different stages of eruptive activity. Following from the success of the first edition, published... more...

  • Earthquake Disasters in Latin Americaby Heriberta Castaņos; Cinna Lomnitz

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 48.29

    This book is an attempt to demonstrate the analytical power of the holistic approach for understanding disasters.   Six major earthquakes in Latin America are used as an example: the general idea is to place disasters in a broad social and regional context.  Understanding disasters is a way of understanding the social system.  The idea is to show... more...

  • Full-Rip 9.0by Sandi Doughton

    Sasquatch Books 2013; US$ 18.95

    Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake?the Really Big One?in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. The Cascadia subduction zone is 750 miles long, running along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to southern British... more...

  • The Seismogenic Zone of Subduction Thrust Faultsby Timothy H Dixon; Casey Moore

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 139.99

    Subduction zones, one of the three types of plate boundaries, return Earth's surface to its deep interior. Because subduction zones are gently inclined at shallow depths and depress Earth's temperature gradient, they have the largest seismogenic area of any plate boundary. Consequently, subduction zones generate Earth's largest earthquakes and most... more...

  • Disaster Deferredby Seth Stein

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    Known as the New Madrid seismic zone, the Midwestern rift between two geologic plates on the continental US has led many people to believe in strong likelihood of an imminent and hugely destructive earthquake in the Midwest. After the San Francisco earthquake of 1905 the biggest and most damaging earthquake in US history was the one in New Madrid,... more...

  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 30.99

    A gripping behind-the-scenes account of Black Saturday; how it happened and what we've learned more...

  • Earthquake-Induced Landslidesby Keizo Ugai; Hiroshi Yagi; Akihiko Wakai

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 347.07

    Seismicity is a major trigger for landslides with often devastating effects. The Japan Landslide Society (JLS) therefore organized a meeting fully dedicated to the research area of earthquake induced landslides. The symposium covers all aspects of earthquake-induced landslides including the phenomena occurred in manmade embankments as well as in natural... more...

  • The Torrentby Amanda Gearing

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Based on exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers, and with the families and friends of victims of Queensland?s catastrophic summer of 2011, this is a powerful account of human courage. Of all the stories to emerge from the disaster the most dramatic and starkly tragic were those that took place in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. On January... more...

  • Transient Waves in Visco-Elastic Mediaby Norman Ricker

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Solid Earth Geophysics 10: Transient Waves in Visco-Elastic Media deals with the propagation of transient elastic disturbances in visco-elastic media. More specifically, it explores the visco-elastic behavior of a medium, whether gaseous, liquid, or solid, for very-small-amplitude disturbances. This volume provides a historical overview... more...

  • Elastic Waves in the Earthby Walter L. Pilant

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Elastic Waves in the Earth provides information on the relationship between seismology and geophysics and their general aspects. The book offers elastodynamic equations and derivative equations that can be used in the propagation of elastic waves. It also covers major topics in detail, such as the fundamentals of elastodynamics; the Lamb's problem,... more...