Earthquakes: Science & Society (Paperback)

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This reader-friendly, carefully illustrated text introduces the scientific, historical, and personal safety aspects of earthquakes. It is significantly broader in perspective than other texts on the subject, providing the basic scientific facts about earthquakes, explaining how the study of earthquakes has progressed through time, offering details on the development of earthquake instruments, and covering immediately practical aspects such as personal safety, building and living in areas prone to earthquakes, and earthquake geography. No prior courses are assumed.

About the Author

Dr. David S. Brumbaugh received his Ph.D. from Indiana University with a specialty in Geophysics. He is Professor at Northern Arizona University and Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center. His research interests include the mechanics of normal and thrust faulting; earthquake source mechanics; Cenozoic tectonics of the southern Colorado Plateau and transition zone; earthquake studies of the North Anatolian fault zone, Turkey, and the Aleutian plate boundary.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780321612281
ISBN-10: 0321612280
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: March 1st, 2009
Pages: 264
Language: English