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  • 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...

  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; Not Available

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

  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Seaby Sebastian Junger

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape. more...

  • Waveby Sonali Deraniyagala

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    The book opens and we are inside the wave: thirty feet high, moving at twenty-five mph, racing two miles inland. And from there into the depths of the author's despair: how to live now that her life has been undone? Sonali Deraniyagala tells her story - the loss of her two boys, her husband, and her parents - without artifice or sentimentality.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Earthquakes and Animalsby Motoji Ikeya

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 193.00

    Those who survive major earthquakes often report the occurrence of mysterious phenomena beforehand — unusual animal and plant behavior, lightning, strange clouds and malfunctioning electrical appliances. In fact these stories are legendary the world over. But are they merely legends? Are the many people who report them just superstitious or... more...

  • The Big Burnby Timothy Egan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    1 ďA Peculiar Intimacy? For two days snow had been falling in upstate New York, so it came as a surprise to Gifford Pinchot when he showed up at the executive mansion in Albany and found the second-story windows wide open and a barrel-chested man, the governor of New York, cajoling children down a rope to the ground. The cold air rushed in, the... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Volcanoesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that animals can often sense when a volcano is going to erupt? Or that the force of an eruption is measured on the VEI, or Volcanic Explosivity Index? What is the difference between a shield volcano and a stratovolcano? And what were the largest eruptions in human history? All of these facts and more can be found in this fantastic guide... more...

  • Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironmentby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 399.00

    Cross-cutting approach through different geotechnical engineer and earth science Unique opportunity to share information and methodology to practitioners and stakeholders Implementation of technology and research more...