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📒Earthquakes Illustrations ✍ Louis Pakiser
✏Earthquakes Illustrations Book Summary : Example in this ebook Earthquakes in History The scientific study of earthquakes is comparatively new. Until the 18th century, few factual descriptions of earthquakes were recorded, and the natural cause of earthquakes was little understood. Those who did look for natural causes often reached conclusions that seem fanciful today; one popular theory was that earthquakes were caused by air rushing out of caverns deep in the Earth’s interior. The earliest earthquake for which we have descriptive information occurred in China in 1177 B.C. The Chinese earthquake catalog describes several dozen large earthquakes in China during the next few thousand years. Earthquakes in Europe are mentioned as early as 580 B.C., but the earliest for which we have some descriptive information occurred in the mid-16th century. The earliest known earthquakes in the Americas were in Mexico in the late 14th century and in Peru in 1471, but descriptions of the effects were not well documented. By the 17th century, descriptions of the effects of earthquakes were being published around the world—although these accounts were often exaggerated or distorted. The most widely felt earthquakes in the recorded history of North America were a series that occurred in 1811-12 near New Madrid, Mo. A great earthquake, whose magnitude is estimated to be about 8, occurred on the morning of December 16, 1811. Another great earthquake occurred on January 23, 1812, and a third, the strongest yet, on February 7, 1812. Aftershocks were nearly continuous between these great earthquakes and continued for months afterwards. These earthquakes were felt by people as far away as Boston and Denver. Because the 3 most intense effects were in a sparsely populated region, the destruction of human life and property was slight. If just one of these enormous earthquakes occurred in the same area today, millions of people and buildings and other structures worth billions of dollars would be affected. The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was one of the most destructive in the recorded history of North America—the earthquake and the fire that followed killed nearly 700 people and left the city in ruins. The Alaska earthquake of March 27, 1964, was of greater magnitude than the San Francisco earthquake; it released perhaps twice as much energy and was felt over an area of almost 500,000 square miles. The ground motion near the epicenter was so violent that the tops of some trees were snapped off. One hundred and fourteen people (some as far away as California) died as a result of this earthquake, but loss of life and property would have been far greater had Alaska been more densely populated. To be continue in this ebook
✏Author : William Dodwell
✏Release Date : 1756
✏Pages : 55
✏ISBN : OXFORD:N11675711
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏The Doctrine of the Divine Visitation by Earthquakes Illustrated Confirmed and Applied In Two Sermons Preached on the Fast day and the Preceding Sunday By William Dodwell D D Book Summary :
📒The Illustrated History Of Natural Disasters ✍ Jan Kozák
✏The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters Book Summary : This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population. The development of man’s existence down through history has depended upon his understanding of the world in which he lives, and upon his ability to turn to his own best use the materials that were there for the taking. However, he has had not only to furnish himself with food, water, building materials, and energy to protect himself against occasional natural adversities. Protecting himself from them meant comprehending their causes, and the essential core of his understanding was in recording and depicting them. This book is written for anyone interested in the Earth in general, and in natural disasters in particular, presenting a unique collection of historical illustrations of volcanic eruptions and earthquake events and their repercussions. The book represents a golden mean between sci- ti c and popular works.
📒Earthquakes ✍ Phyllis R. Marcuccio
✏Earthquakes Book Summary : A curriculum on earthquake for teachers to use with elementary school children. The material offers science content processes that are designed with children's abilities and needs in mind. Earthquakes are a danger to the entire nation, not just a few states -- a fundamental concern throughout the development of this curriculum. The writing team included teachers, scientists, curriculum specialists and consultants from 6 states, with a wide range of educational experience. Teacher in 11 states tested the material and provided feedback. Includes dozens of line masters with maps and drawings for use in the classroom.
✏1001 Questions Answered about Earthquakes Avalanches Floods and Other Natural Disasters Book Summary : This book answers 1001 questions about all kinds of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line drawings.
📒Volcanoes And Earthquakes ✍ Georg Hartwig
✏Volcanoes and Earthquakes Book Summary :
✏OF2003 03 Reevaluation of pre 1900 earthquakes in western Nevada Book Summary :
📒The Earthquake America Forgot ✍ Norman Reiss
✏The Earthquake America Forgot Book Summary : Scientifically and historically describes the New Madrid, Missouri earthquakes of 1811-1812 and provides valuable information in the event of an earthquake today.
📒Earthquakes ✍ Renée Gray-Wilburn
✏Earthquakes Book Summary : "In graphic novel format, text and illustrations explain how earthquakes happen, how their strength is measured, and how to stay safe during one"--Provided by publisher.
📒Witness To Disaster Earthquakes ✍ Judy Fradin
✏Witness to Disaster Earthquakes Book Summary : It’s another normal day in Alaska, where the beauty of the rugged landscape makes the hardships of winter worth enduring. This Northern life is good, you think, when suddenly—without warning—your world is ROCKED! The ground sways beneath your feet with sickening force. You’ve just been caught in the second strongest earthquake in history! Witness to Disaster: Earthquakes uses eyewitness accounts and pulse-racing narrative to bring readers into the terrifying heart of an earthquake. The first chapter documents the 1964 Alaskan quake that shook Prince William Sound with a 9.2 magnitude force, and set off a tsunami that ultimately caused most of the deaths attributed to this frightening act of nature. The following chapters explore the deadly history of earthquakes and the seismic and geological science of this phenomenon. Readers learn how and why earthquakes occur, and what scientists can do to prevent casualties. The expansive back matter includes a list of sources to discover more about these fearsome catastrophes.