Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

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Infobase Publishing, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 365 pages
The changes in this timely new edition are many. This third edition now includes not only new events but also as many examples of historical earthquakes as possible for contrast or comparison. Its significantly expanded coverage in the Middle East reflects the world's focus in recent years. And because many of these disasters involve destruction by landslides and avalanches, there are now 200 new entries related to such events and processes, including tsunami research and technology. Many tables were added to place the magnitude of these recent disasters into historical context. In addition to a special essay on plate tectonics, the book's entries cover information on key environmental issues, economic dilemmas, ethical concerns, advances in research and technology, organizations, and individuals who have left their mark on the fields of volcanology and seismology.

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Alexander Gates is a geologist specializing in tectonics with an emphasis on structural geology & deformational-chemical interactions. He is Professor/Director of the Environmental Sciences Program at Rutgers University, Newark Campus, & is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geodynamics. He lives in Newark, NJ.

David Ritchie is a journalist & the author of eight books, including "The Ring of Fire", "Spacewar", & the original edition of "Encyclopedia of Earthquakes & Volcanoes".

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