On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground

—Associated Press On Shaky Ground: America's Earthquake Alert “Gripping! Breathlessly unrolls a succession of disasters.... If you want a literary equivalent of the quake experience, On Shaky Ground is the book for you.

Author: John J. Nance

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504028004

Category: Science

Page: 416

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A “gripping” look at the massive disasters that could strike at any moment, from a New York Times–bestselling author (San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle). Far beneath the earth’s surface, great tectonic plates grind against one another with incredible pressure that must—inevitably—be released. Earthquakes manifest with little warning, upending buildings, shattering infrastructure, and unleashing devastating tsunamis. In this remarkable survey of the history of seismology and the extraordinary seismic events that have occurred in the United States, Mexico, China, and other locales, author John J. Nance traces the discoveries of the scientists who have dedicated their lives to understanding and predicting one of the deadliest threats known to mankind. From the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and the East Coast, most of the United States—not just California—is in danger of a massive quake, and few citizens are adequately prepared. Through riveting firsthand interviews with earthquake survivors, and with the same command of technical detail and gripping style that he brings to his New York Times–bestselling thrillers, Nance demonstrates the need for readiness—because the next big quake could happen tomorrow.
Categories: Science

Carillion

Carillion

Author: Susan Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1289523229

Category: Business failures

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Categories: Business failures

On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground

The text is written for readers at varying reading levels and the topics have been carefully selected to interest and engage young readers, and to stimulate critical thinking.

Author: Discovery Education

Publisher:

ISBN: 1742452035

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 32

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* Explore the real work, its history, peoples, animals and technology * Discover unusual topics and intriguing facts * Learn about recent advances and global events The Discover Education programme is a high-quality illustrated series of books for young readers. 40 titles cover four popular subject areas - social science, science, natural history and history. The text is written for readers at varying reading levels and the topics have been carefully selected to interest and engage young readers, and to stimulate critical thinking.
Categories: Earthquakes

On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground

Jim takes her place and clearly demonstrates his leadership ability. Suddenly, her position in the department, her relationship with Jim, and the earth beneath her are all on shaky ground.

Author: Grace Vitkauskas

Publisher:

ISBN: 1649906900

Category:

Page: 330

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Brilliant, friendly, and self-confident Dr. Cari Lynn Weiss, the daughter of two full professors, begins a tenure-track assistant professorship in Geophysics. She is alone for the first time in her life because her fiancé abruptly ended their long-term engagement. She puts all her energy into her computer program to predict earthquakes. A week later she meets Jim D'Andrea, her graduate student for the summer. Tall, well-built Jim, the son of the town floozy, graduated from the Air Force Academy and rose quickly through the ranks, until Lt Colonel James 'Dandy' D'Andrea was badly injured ejecting from an experimental plane. He needs yet another surgery but doesn't ever plan to be operated on again. He's just passing time as a graduate student until the inevitable. After a department summer party Cari and Jim end up in bed. Three months later she is shocked to learn she is pregnant. As the earthquakes her method has predicted begin to occur, she becomes a tv geophysicist. Six months pregnant and now married to Jim, she receives a grant from the USGS to study the rift her method has predicted under the Pacific. To her consternation, her OB forbids her to go to sea on the research ship. Jim takes her place and clearly demonstrates his leadership ability. Suddenly, her position in the department, her relationship with Jim, and the earth beneath her are all on shaky ground.
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Living on Shaky Ground

Living on Shaky Ground

What makes our isles so shaky? Why was Christchurch not the first of our big quakes? And why won't it be our last? This book investigates our turbulent tectonics.

Author: Matthew Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 1988538122

Category:

Page: 244

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What makes our isles so shaky? Why was Christchurch not the first of our big quakes? And why won't it be our last? This book investigates our turbulent tectonics. It tells us how earthquakes are measured and described, and how scientists predict future shakes. It details New Zealand's lesser-known quakes, quakes that have had deadly consequences, and the tremors that recently hit the lower North Island. With gripping photographs, personal accounts, and diagrams from GNS Science, Living on Shaky Ground is a must-read for all New Zealanders. Now fully updated and revised, including the 2016 magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura quake and a new coda from the author.
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On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground

Author: Betty Debnam

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:668400658

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 4

View: 266

Categories: Earth sciences

Shaky Ground

Shaky Ground

This book argues that the current legal and ethical debates over looting, ownership and cultural property have distracted us from the epistemological problems inherent in all (ostensibly) ancient artworks lacking a known findspot, problems ...

Author: Elizabeth Marlowe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472502100

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 754

The recent crisis in the world of antiquities collecting has prompted scholars and the general public to pay more attention than ever before to the archaeological findspots and collecting histories of ancient artworks. This new scrutiny is applied to works currently on the market as well as to those acquired since (and despite) the 1970 UNESCO Convention, which aimed to prevent the trafficking in cultural property. When it comes to famous works that have been in major museums for many generations, however, the matter of their origins is rarely considered. Canonical pieces like the Barberini Togatus or the Fonseca bust of a Flavian lady appear in many scholarly studies and virtually every textbook on Roman art. But we have no more certainty about these works' archaeological contexts than we do about those that surface on the market today. This book argues that the current legal and ethical debates over looting, ownership and cultural property have distracted us from the epistemological problems inherent in all (ostensibly) ancient artworks lacking a known findspot, problems that should be of great concern to those who seek to understand the past through its material remains.
Categories: History

Shaky Ground

Shaky Ground

Upending many of our assumptions about American culture since the 1950s, this text particularly focuses on the notion that the '60s represented a total rupture and that the '70s marked the end of meaningful change.

Author: Alice Echols

Publisher:

ISBN: 0231106718

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 442

Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J.P. Telotte, Peter Biskind and Constance Penley are included.
Categories: History

On Shaky Ground

On Shaky Ground

Author: Benjamin Tal

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:816737342

Category: Consumption (Economics)

Page: 4

View: 192

Categories: Consumption (Economics)

Shaky Ground Beautifully Imperfect 4

Shaky Ground  Beautifully Imperfect 4

Earning her faith again isn’t as easy as they thought, but they eventually gain her confidence. Can they keep it? Becca Van is a Siren-exclusive author.

Author: Becca Van

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 9781646372263

Category: Fiction

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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Romance, Multiple Partners, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Reverse Harem, MFMM, HEA] For Kailin August anxiety, grief, pain, and rejection are a constant gnawing ache and though she’s still breathing, she isn’t really living. Seymour, Tanner and Cody Keen, who grew up in Montana with Kailin following them around, don’t think they’ll ever see Kailin again, and are devasted when they realize she’s gone. When their Carson City SWAT team is called to a bank holdup, Cody and his brothers are shocked and worried when they realize that Kailin is in danger. However, after the peril is over, the three brothers are determined to keep Kailin now that they’ve found the love of their lives again. The brothers help Kailin work through all her issues and the emotional pain. The men are devastated when they learn what she’s been through and though she has anxiety, they still want her. Earning her faith again isn’t as easy as they thought, but they eventually gain her confidence. Can they keep it? Becca Van is a Siren-exclusive author.
Categories: Fiction