eBook The Hazardous Earth, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards, 1st Edition

  • Timothy Kusky
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  • ISBN-10: 1438117604
  • ISBN-13: 9781438117607
  • DDC: 551.22
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Earthquakes focuses on the furious power of nature unleashed and the massive devastation that is often a result of the relentless forces that build up within the Earth. Presenting the main ideas of plate tectonics, this comprehensive and insightful reference provides readers with an understanding of how, why, and where most earthquakes occur. Coverage includes what happens during an earthquake, using many examples of hazards such as landslides, passage of seismic-earthquake waves through the ground, and other phenomena that people have encountered during real earthquakes. Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, an index, a glossary, and a geologic timescale enhance this in-depth resource.