Tsunamis in the Mediterranean Sea 2000 B.C.-2000 A.D.

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Sergey L. Soloviev
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2000 - Science - 237 pages
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Annals of natural disasters have always caused common interest. Scientists and specialists of various domains, teachers, students, post-graduates, journalists .. and merely inquisitive can find useful and didactic information in such annals~ Sad experience of the natural disasters endured gives very important material for humanity. It allows us not only to understand better the phenomenon itself, but also to prepare ourselves for future cataclysms, which our "Mother-Nature" is so rich in. The book by Sergey Soloviev and a group of his collaborators represents a detailed description of tsunami waves and accompanying phenomena in the Mediterranean Sea over a period of approximately four thousand years. Sergey Soloviev, the founder and recognised leader of the Russian scientific school of tsunami researchers, was unable to see the publication of this book, passing away on March 9, 1994. However, his ample experience in investigation and systematisation of tsunami waves for the Pacific area [Soloviev and Go, 1974, 1975; Soloviev, Go and Kim, 1986] has been widely used in compiling this book. The Mediterranean coasts are the cradle of civilisation. Written accounts of past disasters in this region of the Earth are rather numerous and highly reliable. Therefore the results of the tsunami study in the Mediterranean Sea are of specific value both for the scientific community and for humanity at large.
  

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Contents

THE MAIN TSUNAMIGENIC ZONES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOURCE OF TSUNAMI GENERATION AND DESCRIPTION OF TSUNAMI ANCIENT TSUNAMIS
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOURCE OF TSUNAMI GENERATION AND DESCRIPTION OF TSUNAMI 1st 16th CENTURIES
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOURCE OF TSUNAMI GENERATION AND DESCRIPTION OF TSUNAMI 17th 18th CENTURIES
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOURCE OF TSUNAMI GENERATION AND DESCRIPTION OF TSUNAMI 19th CENTURY
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOURCE OF TSUNAMI GENERATION AND DESCRIPTION OF TSUNAMI 20th CENTURY
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STUDY OF TSUNAMIS IN GREECE AND ITALY AT THE TURN OF THE MILLENIUM
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2 Recent progress of tsunami research in Italy
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Main parameters of tsunamis in the Mediterranean Sea
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List of tsunamigenic events in the Mediterranean Sea
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Equivalents of the International System Units to units of other countries and to extrasystem units
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REFERENCES
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INDEX OF GEOGRAPHIC NAMES
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