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Quake: Blind Thrust

Quake: Blind Thrust ebook ISBN: 0786034629
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Author: Jack Douglas
Number of Pages: 45 
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Rescue 9-1-1 In the fourth terrifying installment of Jack Douglas's six-part Quake, a daring rescue in a midtown hospital poses the deadliest risk of all—when the walls come tumbling down. . . Heading northward toward Columbus Circle, U.S. Attorney Nick Dykstra and FBI agent Hector Mendoza have blazed a desperate trail across the hellish ruins of what used to be Manhattan. Now they've reached the west-side hospital where Mendoza's wife Jana works as a nurse. The building appears to be stable. But deep within its darkened halls, chaos reigns. Most of the survivors are in panic mode. And the dedicated Jana refuses to abandon her patients. Her biggest concern: the children's wing. The youngest and most vulnerable of patients must be evacuated from the building immediately—before another wave of aftershocks brings the hospital crashing down around them. But time is running out. And the slightest tremor could bury them all alive. . . In the moment of truth, every man, woman, and child must come together—and conquer their fears—if they hope to survive the QUAKE. 14,600 Words

Natural Hazards and Disasters

Natural Hazards and Disasters ebook ISBN: 0495316679
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Author: Donald Hyndman,David Hyndman
Number of Pages: 576 
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Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, Second Edition, emphasizes Earth, the atmosphere, and the hazardous natural processes and events that dramatically alter them. In teaching introductory environmental and physical geology courses, the authors found that topics involving natural hazards are among the most interesting for students like you. They also realized that employing natural hazards as a thematic focus and context motivates their students to learn basic scientific concepts. You begin each chapter by reading about the underlying geological processes as well as the key terms that describe them. Next, you explore the impact these processes have on humans (as well as the impact that humans have on the processes). Finally, the authors analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards’ physical and financial harm, and present prospects for the future. With over 900 images and illustrations, this second edition will certainly catch and retain your attention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thrust Fault-Related Folding

Thrust Fault-Related Folding ebook ISBN: 0891813764
Publisher: AAPG
Author: Ken McClay,John H. Shaw,John Suppe
Number of Pages: 390 
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Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution

Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution ebook ISBN: 0813723981
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Author: Sean D. Willett
Number of Pages: 447 
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"The Liwu River runs a short course; its channel head at the water divide in Taiwan's Central Range is a mere 35 km from its outflow into the Pacific Ocean. But in those short 35 km, the Liwu has carved one of the world's geographic wonders: the spectacular Taroko Gorge with marble and granite walls soaring nearly 1000 m above the river channel. Taroko Gorge was a fitting venue for a 2003 Penrose Conference that addressed the coupled processes of tectonics, climate, and landscape evolution. The young mountains, extreme weather, and dramatic landforms provided an appropriate backdrop to wide-ranging discussions of geomorphic processes, climate and meteorology, sediment generation and transport, the effects of erosion on tectonics, and new analytical and modeling tools used to address these processes and problems. This volume's papers extend that discussion, reaching across fields that have experienced rapid advances in the past decade."--Publisher's website.

Directory of Northridge Earthquake Research

Directory of Northridge Earthquake Research ebook ISBN: 9780788187407
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Author: Brian Cowan,Michael Mahoney,Stephen A. Mahin
Number of Pages: 160 
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This invitation conference, held Dec. 2 and 3, 1994, included earth scientists, engineers, social scientists, agency program managers, and practitioners and others who implement earthquake research. Chapters include: NSF-funded Northridge Earthquake researchers; summary of USGS Northridge supplementary funding; NIST Northridge research; FEMA Northridge research; organizational research programs: Calif. Div. of Mines and Geology, Calif. Seismic Safety Comm., EERI, NCEER, NHRAIC, Rand Critical Technologies Inst., and SAC Joint Venture; Info. Services: EERC-NISEE, NCEER Info. Services, and OES DFO; and individuals' research projects.

Basement Tectonics 9

Basement Tectonics 9 ebook ISBN: 9401126542
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: M.J. Rickard,H.J. Harrington,P.R. Williams
Number of Pages: 259 
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The Ninth International Conference on Basement Tectonics was held at the Australian National University in Canberra 2-6 July 1990. The opening keynote address was given by Prof. R.W.R. Rutland, Director of the Bureau of Mineral Resources. Other keynote speakers were E.S.T. O'Driscoll, an Australian consultant, and Prof P. Bankwitz, Central Institute for Physics of the Earth, Potsdam, GDR. Technical sessions were arranged by session conveners on the following five topic- i) The structure of the Australian craton and cover basins; ii) Basement structure of continental regions; iii) Structural patterns and mineral deposits; iv) Techniques for analysing basement structures; v) Structural patterns in oceanic crust. The arrangement of papers for this Proceedings Volume has been simplified. Part 1 deals with Australia, Part 2 with other areas and Part 3 lists the titles of all the papers read at the conference. Abstracts of these papers are available in Geological Society of Australia Abstracts No 26 and may be purchased for $AI0 from the Geological Society of Australia Office, ANA House, 301 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Field trips to view aspects of the Lachlan Fold Belt and the Sydney Basin were assisted by H.J. Harrington, D. Branagan, D. Wyborn, B. Drummond and M.J. Rick~d. A longer field trip, aborted through low enrolments, was organized by H.J. Harrington with assistance from W. Preiss, N. Cook, R. Glenn, A. Grady, and P. James; this assistance is gratefully acknowledged.

New Insights Into the Structural Geology of the Gilson and Northern Canyon Mountains, Central Utah

New Insights Into the Structural Geology of the Gilson and Northern Canyon Mountains, Central Utah ebook ISBN: 1557917787
Publisher: Utah Geological Survey
Author: Sanghoon Kwon,Gautam Mitra
Number of Pages: 32 
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Describes the bedrock stratigraphy and structural aspects of the study area and the controversies on the structural geology and provides new evidence and interpretations. This CD also includes photographs, structural diagrams, and map of the study area at 1:48,000 scale.

Advances in the Protection of Museum Collections from Earthquake Damage

Advances in the Protection of Museum Collections from Earthquake Damage ebook ISBN: 9780892369089
Publisher: Getty Publications
Author: Jerry Podany,J. Paul Getty Museum
Number of Pages: 208 
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For nearly three decades, the J. Paul Getty Museum has played a leading role in the development of seismic mitigation for museum collections. Contributors to this volume--ranging from museum conservators, mount makers, and historical archaeologists to seismologists and structural engineers--discuss and illustrate a wide variety of earthquake-mitigation efforts for collections, from the simple and inexpensive to the complex and costly. The book's essays examine the techniques applied to large collections and to small house museums, to exhibition cases containing objects as well as to monumental works of art and historical structures. Approaches range from securing and restraining objects to decoupling them from the ground through a variety of base-isolation mechanisms. These pioneering efforts have been developed in the face of significant challenges since, as any engineer, conservator, or mount maker who has undertaken this work can attest, a small sculpture can often be a far greater challenge to protect than a multistory building.

International Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Occurrence, Mitigation, and Consequences

International Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Occurrence, Mitigation, and Consequences ebook ISBN: 1402028512
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Joseph P. Stoltman,John Lidstone,Lisa M. DeChano
Number of Pages: 480 
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Reports of natural disasters fill the media with regularity. Places in the world are affected by natural disaster events every day. Such events include earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, wildfires – the list could go on for considerable length. In the 1990s there was a concentrated focus on natural disaster information and mitigation during the International Decade for Natural Disasters Reduction (IDNDR). The information was technical and provided the basis for major initiatives in building structures designed for seismic safety, slope stability, severe storm warning systems, and global monitoring and reporting. Mitigation, or planning in the event that natural hazards prevalent in a region would suddenly become natural disasters, was a major goal of the decade-long program. During the IDNDR, this book was conceptualized, and planning for its completion began. The editors saw the need for a book that would reach a broad range of readers who were not actively or directly engaged in natural disasters relief or mitigation planning, but who were in decision-making positions that provided an open window for addressing natural disaster issues. Those people were largely elected public officials, teachers, non-governmental organization staff, and staff of faith-based organizations. Those people, for the most part, come to know very well the human and physical characteristics of the place in which they are based. With that local outreach in mind, the editors intended the book to encourage readers to: 1.

The Thrust Belt Revisted

The Thrust Belt Revisted ebook ISBN:
Author: Wyoming Geological Association. Conference
Number of Pages: 403 
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