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Author Musson, Roger.

Title The million death quake : the science of predicting Earth's deadliest natural disaster / Roger Musson.

Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    551.22 MUS    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 255 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Hotspots and rogue earthquakes -- Problems. Screaming cities ; What is an earthquake, anyway? ; Journey to the center of the Earth ; Tracking the unseen ; How big? How strong? ; The wave that shook the world -- Solutions. Prevention and cure ; Next year's earthquakes ; Twenty-five seconds for Bucharest ; Earthquakes don't kill people, buildings do ; The probability of disaster ; Stay safe.
Summary "People have weeks of warning prior to volcanic eruptions, days of warning before a blizzard, and hours of warning before tornadoes. But there is still no warning system at all for earthquakes, though they have killed millions, and millions more live in constant danger from them. In The Million Death Quake, British Geological Survey seismologist Roger Musson takes us on a riveting journey through earthquakes. After making plain the science behind quakes, he tackles how engineers are fighting to make our cities "earthquake-proof" and seismologists are searching for the sign hidden in nature that could be interpreted as a warning. Highlighting hotspots around the world from Bucharest to the Azores, and with the massive Haiti & Japan earthquakes still in recent memory, this is a fascinating exploration of the strangest and most violent of natural disasters"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Earthquake prediction.
ISBN 9780230119413 (hardback)
0230119417 (hardback)

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