Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 147360172X

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English and providing added-value features like a glossary of essential terms and even examples of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most university courses, with an introduction on how the Earth moves, followed by separate sections on volcanoes (including eruptions, types of volcano, volcanic hazards, volcanoes and climate, monitoring volcanoes, predicting eruptions and living with volcanoes), earthquakes (including faults, measurement, seismic monitoring, prediction, prevention and preparedness) and tsunamis.
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Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourself

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444132024

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 9749

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
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Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis

A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473601703

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9009

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomena, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author?s many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you?ve learnt and how to use it.
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Eruptions that Shook the World

Author: Clive Oppenheimer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496395

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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What does it take for a volcanic eruption to really shake the world? Did volcanic eruptions extinguish the dinosaurs, or help humans to evolve, only to decimate their populations with a super-eruption 73,000 years ago? Did they contribute to the ebb and flow of ancient empires, the French Revolution and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 19th century? These are some of the claims made for volcanic cataclysm. Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer explores rich geological, historical, archaeological and palaeoenvironmental records (such as ice cores and tree rings) to tell the stories behind some of the greatest volcanic events of the past quarter of a billion years. He shows how a forensic approach to volcanology reveals the richness and complexity behind cause and effect, and argues that important lessons for future catastrophe risk management can be drawn from understanding events that took place even at the dawn of human origins.
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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Projects and Principles for Beginning Geologists

Author: Matthys Levy,Mario Salvadori

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613741642

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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With fascinating experiments, models, and demonstrations, this scientific survey provides a vivid exploration of natural phenomena. Ideal for budding earth scientists, this in-depth resource demonstrates how to build a seismograph to record a simulated earthquake, compare pressure waves and shear waves--the two types of ground shocks--with a Slinky, and replicate a tsunami's destructive effect on a "coastline" built in a bathtub. The chapters answer questions such as "Can animals "predict" earthquakes?" "How have various cultures explained the movement of the earth throughout history? "and "Why do some volcanoes ooze rivers of lava while others blow their tops?" Additional topics include how to earthquake-proof homes, protect oneself during a tremor, and construct simple models to test seismographs.
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Catastrophes!

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401478

Category: Nature

Page: 360

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Eerie, fascinating, and often moving, these tales of geologic history and human fortitude and folly will stay with you long after you put the book down.
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Waking the Giant

How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes

Author: Bill McGuire

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191633887

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Twenty thousand years ago our planet was an icehouse. Temperatures were down six degrees; ice sheets kilometres thick buried much of Europe and North America and sea levels were 130m lower. The following 15 millennia saw an astonishing transformation as our planet metamorphosed into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived. One of the most dynamic periods in Earth history saw rocketing temperatures melt the great ice sheets like butter on a hot summer's day; feeding torrents of freshwater into ocean basins that rapidly filled to present levels. The removal of the enormous weight of ice at high latitudes caused the crust to bounce back triggering earthquakes in Europe and North America and provoking an unprecedented volcanic outburst in Iceland. A giant submarine landslide off the coast of Norway sent a tsunami crashing onto the Scottish coast while around the margins of the continents the massive load exerted on the crust by soaring sea levels encouraged a widespread seismic and volcanic rejoinder. In many ways, this post-glacial world mirrors that projected to arise as a consequence of unmitigated climate change driven by human activities. Already there are signs that the effects of climbing global temperatures are causing the sleeping giant to stir once again. Could it be that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children not only a far hotter world, but also a more geologically fractious one?
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Sports Science: A Complete Introduction

Teach Yourself

Author: Simon Rea

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473614902

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Written by a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness with over ten years' experience in teaching and devising degree modules, Sports Science: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. Each chapter covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science. Starting with key points in anatomy and physiology, it covers sports psychology, biomechanics and also introduces sports nutrition, as well as how to plan research in sport. It is structured to mirror the way sport science is taught on many first year undergraduate and foundation degree courses. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science.
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Plato: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Roy Jackson

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473601819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Written by Dr Roy Jackson, who Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire, Plato: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Plato is taught on many university courses, with chapters including: the pre-socratics; Socrates; who was Plato?; can virtue be taught?; piety; the philosophical life; obeying the law of Athens; the Soul; knowledge as recollection; the forms; Plato's state; education and morality; Plato and art; the Later Period; Aristotle, Plato's great pupil; Neoplatonism; Plato and religion; Plato's legacy.
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Sociology: A Complete Introduction

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1473611679

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Sociology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The text is split into four parts, with an emphasis throughout on understanding and treating all concepts with clarity and precision. The first part covers theoretical issues including research methods. Part two looks at the social environment, including urbanization, work, politics, religion and the mass media. The final two parts examine global society and the position of the individual. It is structured to mirror the way Sociology is taught on many A Level and university courses with each chapter covering a key introductory area. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sociology.
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Earthquakes

Author: Ker Than

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531168820

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A study of earthquakes and the science behind them.
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Essentials of Inorganic Chemistry

For Students of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry

Author: Katja A. Strohfeldt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470665580

Category: Science

Page: 286

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A comprehensive introduction to inorganic chemistry and, specifically, the science of metal-based drugs, Essentials of Inorganic Chemistry describes the basics of inorganic chemistry, including organometallic chemistry and radiochemistry, from a pharmaceutical perspective. Written for students of pharmacy and pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, medicinal chemistry and other health-care related subjects, this accessible text introduces chemical principles with relevant pharmaceutical examples rather than as stand-alone concepts, allowing students to see the relevance of this subject for their future professions. It includes exercises and case studies.
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Geology: A Complete Introduction

Author: David Rothery

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473601550

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Geology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English, and then providing added-value features like a glossary of the essential jargon terms, links to useful websites, and even examples of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam. The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most school and university courses on Geology. Topics covered include the Earth's structure, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, physical resources, past life and fossils, the history of the Earth, Solar System geology, and geological fieldwork. There are useful appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.
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Perils of a Restless Planet

Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters

Author: Ernest Zebrowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521654883

Category: Nature

Page: 324

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Traces the process of scientific inquiry, technological innovation, and public policy used to deal with such natural disasters as epidemics, tornadoes, and tidal waves, focusing on actual events from ancient times to the present. UP.
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Introducing Volcanology

A Guide to Hot Rocks

Author: Dougal Jerram

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 1903544416

Category: Science

Page: 128

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Volcanoes have an endless fascination. Their eruptions are a regular reminder of the power of nature and our vulnerability to this raw geological phenomenon, however volcanic activity, and its plumbing from beneath, is an essential element of the forces that shaped and constantly reshape our planet. Dougal Jerram answers the questions: What are volcanoes? What other volcanic activity is there? How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics and the movement of continents? What are eruptions and why do they occur? How have volcanoes affected the earth's climate? Can we predict eruptions? He also describes the most notable eruptions in history and their effect. Copiously illustrated throughout Introducing Volcanology is a concise and accessible introduction to the science of hot rocks for those with an adult curiosity and for those contemplating a course of formal study. As with sister volumes, technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided covering the whole subject from ash to zeolites.
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Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Author: Ken Rubin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416938621

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Brings volcanoes & earthquakes to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations.
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Volcanoes of Europe Ed.2

Author: Dougal Jerram,Alwyn Scarth

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press

ISBN: 1780465637

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The volcanoes of Europe offer dramatic landscapes, intriguing geological and geographical characteristics, and compelling histories of their interaction with those who have chosen to live on and near them. This new colour illustrated edition presents a wealth of up-to-date material in a comprehensive and thoroughly researched introduction.
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Volcanoes in Human History

The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions

Author: Jelle Zeilinga de Boer,Donald Theodore Sanders

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400842859

Category: Science

Page: 320

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When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands. Gases and dust particles ejected into the atmosphere changed weather patterns around the world, resulting in the infamous ''year without a summer'' in North America, food riots in Europe, and a widespread cholera epidemic. And the gloomy weather inspired Mary Shelley to write the gothic novel Frankenstein. This book tells the story of nine such epic volcanic events, explaining the related geology for the general reader and exploring the myriad ways in which the earth's volcanism has affected human history. Zeilinga de Boer and Sanders describe in depth how volcanic activity has had long-lasting effects on societies, cultures, and the environment. After introducing the origins and mechanisms of volcanism, the authors draw on ancient as well as modern accounts--from folklore to poetry and from philosophy to literature. Beginning with the Bronze Age eruption that caused the demise of Minoan Crete, the book tells the human and geological stories of eruptions of such volcanoes as Vesuvius, Krakatau, Mount Pelée, and Tristan da Cunha. Along the way, it shows how volcanism shaped religion in Hawaii, permeated Icelandic mythology and literature, caused widespread population migrations, and spurred scientific discovery. From the prodigious eruption of Thera more than 3,600 years ago to the relative burp of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the results of volcanism attest to the enduring connections between geology and human destiny. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology

Author: Liz Parfitt,Lionel Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444307568

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology is a comprehensive overview of the processes that control when and how volcanoes erupt. Understanding these processes involves bringing together ideas from a number of disciplines, including branches of geology, such as petrology and geochemistry; and aspects of physics, such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. This book explains in accessible terms how different areas of science have been combined to reach our current level of knowledge of volcanic systems. It includes an introduction to eruption types, an outline of the development of physical volcanology, a comprehensive overview of subsurface processes, eruption mechanisms, the nature of volcanic eruptions and their products, and a review of how volcanoes affect the environment. Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology is essential reading for undergraduate students in earth science.
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Earthquakes

Author: Dr. Franklyn M. Branley

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062435752

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces—the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.
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