Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Author: Alexander E. Gates,David Ritchie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072701

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 365

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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues related to volcanoes and earthquakes, including causes of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, notable occurrences throughout history and the study of these natural phenomena.

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson,Bruce Houghton,Steve McNutt,Hazel Rymer,John Stix

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123859395

Category: Science

Page: 1456

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Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included

Ring of Fire

An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

Author: Bethany Hinga

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692960

Category: Nature

Page: 403

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The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening—and highly readable—entries.

Visual Science Encyclopedia

Author: Brian J. Knapp,Grolier Educational (Firm)

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

ISBN: 9780717255993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

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Each volume concentrates on a specific area of science and defines the main terms and concepts.

Encyclopedia of Earth and Space Science

Author: Timothy M. Kusky,Katherine E. Cullen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128592

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 873

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Provides a comprehensive reference for Earth and space sciences, including entries on climate change, stellar evolution, tsunamis, renewable energy options, and mass wasting.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444527478

Category: Science

Page: 3576

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The quaternary sciences constitute a dynamic, multidisciplinary field of research that has been growing in scientific and societal importance in recent years. This branch of the Earth sciences links ancient prehistory to modern environments. Quaternary terrestrial sediments contain the fossil remains of existing species of flora and fauna, and their immediate predecessors. Quaternary science plays an integral part in such important issues for modern society as groundwater resources and contamination, sea level change, geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis), and soil erosion. With over 360 articles and 2,600 pages, many in full-color, the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science provides broad ranging, up-to-date articles on all of the major topics in the field. Written by a team of leading experts and under the guidance of an international editorial board, the articles are at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. · 360 individual articles written by prominent international authorities, encompassing all important aspects of quaternary science · Each entry provides comprehensive, in-depth treatment of an overview topic and presented in a functional, clear and uniform layout · Reference section provides guidence for further research on the topic · Article text supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material · Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert

Visual Encyclopedia of Earth

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426303661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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A single-volume reference provides the latest research on Earth's fragile ecosystems and climate shift and includes coverage of the world's oceans, landforms, weather, and resources.

Volcanoes - Why Do They Happen?

Volcanoes for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808211

Category: Science

Page: 32

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Why do volcanoes go "ka-boom!"? This unique approach to vulcanology is highly inspiring to young children. The use of carefully selected images only help in driving home certain points of discussion. This is a picture book that your child will definitely love and learn the most from. Don't forget to grab a copy today!

Encyclopedia of Disasters

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313087474

Category: Nature

Page: 733

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Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history

The Usborne Encyclopedia of Planet Earth

Author: Anna Claybourne,Gillian Doherty,Rebecca Treays

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780746034057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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A reference book providing views of the universe, cutaways of the Earth, information exploring how it has evolved and what causes dramatic natural phenomena. It also covers core subjects such as rocks and minerals, weather and climate as well modern concerns about the environment.

Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards

Author: Peter T Bobrowsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789048186990

Category: Nature

Page: 1135

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Few subjects have caught the attention of the entire world as much as those dealing with natural hazards. The first decade of this new millennium provides a litany of tragic examples of various hazards that turned into disasters affecting millions of individuals around the globe. The human losses (some 225,000 people) associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the economic costs (approximately 200 billion USD) of the 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake, tsunami and reactor event, and the collective social impacts of human tragedies experienced during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 all provide repetitive reminders that we humans are temporary guests occupying a very active and angry planet. Any examples may have been cited here to stress the point that natural events on Earth may, and often do, lead to disasters and catastrophes when humans place themselves into situations of high risk. Few subjects share the true interdisciplinary dependency that characterizes the field of natural hazards. From geology and geophysics to engineering and emergency response to social psychology and economics, the study of natural hazards draws input from an impressive suite of unique and previously independent specializations. Natural hazards provide a common platform to reduce disciplinary boundaries and facilitate a beneficial synergy in the provision of timely and useful information and action on this critical subject matter. As social norms change regarding the concept of acceptable risk and human migration leads to an explosion in the number of megacities, coastal over-crowding and unmanaged habitation in precarious environments such as mountainous slopes, the vulnerability of people and their susceptibility to natural hazards increases dramatically. Coupled with the concerns of changing climates, escalating recovery costs, a growing divergence between more developed and less developed countries, the subject of natural hazards remains on the forefront of issues that affect all people, nations, and environments all the time. This treatise provides a compendium of critical, timely and very detailed information and essential facts regarding the basic attributes of natural hazards and concomitant disasters. The Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards effectively captures and integrates contributions from an international portfolio of almost 300 specialists whose range of expertise addresses over 330 topics pertinent to the field of natural hazards. Disciplinary barriers are overcome in this comprehensive treatment of the subject matter. Clear illustrations and numerous color images enhance the primary aim to communicate and educate. The inclusion of a series of unique “classic case study” events interspersed throughout the volume provides tangible examples linking concepts, issues, outcomes and solutions. These case studies illustrate different but notable recent, historic and prehistoric events that have shaped the world as we now know it. They provide excellent focal points linking the remaining terms in the volume to the primary field of study. This Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards will remain a standard reference of choice for many years.

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350282

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

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The family encyclopedia that shows you the world as you've never seen it before DK Knowledge Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and ground-breaking visual approach to learning about the wonders of our world. An encyclopedia like no other, the DK Knowledge Encyclopedia uses the latest CGI technology to help you explore everything you've ever wanted to know more about, covering space, Earth, nature, the human body, history and culture, and science and technology in incredible detail. From 3D images of the sun and the inside of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a model of Shakespeare's globe, this is an amazing visual introduction to every aspect of human knowledge. The DK Knowledge Encyclopedia makes tough subjects not only easy to follow, but utterly absorbing, making this an incredible reference book the whole family will return to time and again.

Mini Encyclopedia

Author: Belinda Gallagher

Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing

ISBN: 9781782097358

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 3072

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Mini Encyclopedia Box Set is a great-value collection of 8 mini childrens encyclopedia books for kids aged 8+. These compact, comprehensive children's encyclopedias use clear, bulleted facts and incredible info panels to explain loads of key ideas. Every topic is supported by photographs, realistic artwork and detailed diagrams, and colour-coded sections make navigation through the topics easy and quick. A great-value childrens encyclopedia book collection, Mini Encyclopedia Box Set is the ultimate resource for school projects and homework at late-elementary and middle school stages. Books included in Mini Encyclopedia Box Set: # Mini Encyclopedia Birds # Mini Encyclopedia Body # Mini Encyclopedia Bugs # Mini Encyclopedia Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life # Mini Encyclopedia Oceans # Mini Encyclopedia Rocks and Fossils # Mini Encyclopedia Science # Mini Encyclopedia Space Author: Philip Steele, John Farndon, Nicki Lampon, Chris and Helen Pellant Consultant: Steve Parker (Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life) Pages: 3072 Age: 8+ Dimensions: Paperbacks 6.75 x 9.75 Format: 8 paperbacks with graining, curved corners and neon ink & card presentation box ISBN: 9781782097358

The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753465752

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 496

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In today's chaotic information environment, it is a challenge to find organized, comprehensive, yet concise geopolitical information designed especially for student research. This fully-updated edition of the award-winning The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia by Clive Gifford is a meticulously researched and visually exciting guide to the essential geographical, physical, and cultural information of the entire world. Illustrated with more than 1,500 photographs and specially commissioned computer-generated maps of every country using the latest satellite data, this one-stop reference will help children acquire essential geographical knowledge and expand their understanding of how people live in different parts of the world. The country-by-country layout makes finding information easy, and quick reference panels give key facts on each country's population, currency, language, major cities and other data. An extensive website list and comprehensive index insures the most up-to-date resources and material for further research. An essential addition to any home or classroom, The Kingfisher Geography Encyclopedia puts the world at everyone's fingertips.

Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

Author: Michael Beer,Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou,Edoardo Patelli,Ivan Siu-Kui Au

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642353437

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3953

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The Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering is designed to be the authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of the science of earthquake engineering, specifically focusing on the interaction between earthquakes and infrastructure. The encyclopedia comprises approximately 300 contributions. Since earthquake engineering deals with the interaction between earthquake disturbances and the built infrastructure, the emphasis is on basic design processes important to both non-specialists and engineers so that readers become suitably well informed without needing to deal with the details of specialist understanding. The encyclopedia’s content provides technically-inclined and informed readers about the ways in which earthquakes can affect our infrastructure and how engineers would go about designing against, mitigating and remediating these effects. The coverage ranges from buildings, foundations, underground construction, lifelines and bridges, roads, embankments and slopes. The encyclopedia also aims to provide cross-disciplinary and cross-domain information to domain-experts. This is the first single reference encyclopedia of this breadth and scope that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of earthquakes and structures.

Geography

A Visual Encyclopedia

Author: John Woodward

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465412188

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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A sumptuously illustrated reference created in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution explores every aspect of the Earth from the North and South Poles to the planet's fiery core and outer atmosphere, providing additional coverage of such topics as weather, natural disasters and world cultures. Simultaneous.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes, What & Why? : 2nd Grade Science Series

Second Grade Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808025

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Why do volcanoes and earthquakes happen? Is Earth throwing a tantrum? Let your child decode the answers for these on his/her own through this interactive educational book. Composed of pictures that allow for the understanding of geology and vulcanology, this is a great resource that would complement the heavy school textbooks. Grab a copy now!

Connecticut Off the Beaten Path

A Guide to Unique Places

Author: David Ritchie,Deborah Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762701704

Category: Connecticut

Page: 226

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Expect the unexpected and discover diversity as you explore the unique "must-see" attractions of the Nutmeg State. From cosmopolitan chic to pastoral serenity, sandy beaches to wooded retreats, elegant inns to country BandBs, this guide discovers Connecticut's off-the-beaten-path charms. For example, explore Randall's Ordinary, which was a station on the Underground Railroad. Go inner-tubing on the Farmington River. Or hike, bike, or run through the beauty and mystery of Devil's Hopyard.