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ISBN-13 9780321679147ISBN-10 0321679148
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ISBN-10 0-321-61228-0ISBN-13 978-0-321-61228-1
Author(s): David S. Brumbaugh
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 272
Description

For courses in Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Natural Hazards, and Geologic Hazards, or as a supplementary text for Physical Geology or Environmental Geology Courses. With a unique three-part organization, this non-quantitative, 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. It assumes no prerequisites. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

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