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Why The Earth Quakes: The Story Of Earthquakes And Volcanoes

“At last an inviting book on earthquakes, written by scientists whose easily understandable prose takes us on a tour not only of seismology but also of modern building technologies, volcanoes, and that California constant, the magnificent rubbing and pushing of tectonic plates beneath us.” ―San Francisco Chronicle Book Review In this "excellent survey of earthquakes and their effects―their mystery, terror, and science" (Christopher Arnold, president, Building Systems Development), two of the world's premier structural engineers take readers on a fascinating trip from the Earth's beginnings to recent developments in seismic technology. 100+ illustrations.

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (February 17, 1997)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0393315274

ISBN-13: 978-0393315271

Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Best Sellers Rank: #2,521,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #103 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Civil & Environmental > Seismic Design #342 in Books > Science & Math > Earth Sciences > Seismology #503 in Books > Science & Math > Earth Sciences > Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Very interesting, could have used a little more info about volcanoes though.

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