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 Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Author: David Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816026593

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Provides information on the earthquake and volcanic activity in various regions of the world, major quakes and eruptions throughout history, and geologic and scientific terms

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

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.

Krakatau

der Tag, an dem die Welt zerbrach ; 27. August 1883

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442733361

Category:

Page: 367

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

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

Author: Bethany D. Rinard Hinga Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692977

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. • Features approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries with insights into specific disasters, technology, key geographic features of the area, significant people, cultural beliefs, and more • Includes a general introduction and overview of the geography and tectonic activity in the Pacific Rim countries • Offers both historical and scientific information • Explains complex natural phenomena and scientific concepts using nontechnical language and clear illustrations • Provides relevant cross-references to related topics as well as to articles, books, and websites that offer further information

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson,B. F. Houghton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012643140X

Category: Science

Page: 1417

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Awarded as Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE 2000! Awarded for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing for 1999 by the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Division, in the Geography and Earth Science category.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Author: John F. Mongillo,Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781573561471

Category: Nature

Page: 450

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Provides information related to environmental science; defines terms and identifies key people, organizations, events, statutes, treaties, places, creatures, and technology; and includes a chronology from 1798 to 2000.

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780753452691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 488

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Today's children stand on the threshold of a new millennium that promises incredible scientific and technological advances. The need to understand basic scientific principles has never been greater and these principles are brought within the grasp of every child by The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. All the essential subject areas, from Space and Time, Materials and Technology, to Human Biology, are covered in this one-volume encyclopedia. Accurate, approachable, and an indispensable source of information for school projects, The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is the perfect gift for the up-and-coming Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, or Marie Curie in the family. Special Features: More than 3,500 indexed references. Thematic arrangement. Important events highlighted. Illustrated biographies of key figures. Cross-references. Comprehensive index. Glossary.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Author: James S. Trefil

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415937245

Category: Science

Page: 554

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Presents nearly one thousand entries and 750 illustrations on science and technology, with bibliographies after each entry and sidebars containing relevant facts.

Vulkane & Erdbeben

Author: Ken Rubin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783789184062

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 64

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Wie aus dem unruhigen Erdinneren Erdbeben und Vulkane entstehen. Attraktiv illustriert. Ab 9.

Die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane

Author: Alfred Wegener

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867416397

Category:

Page: 144

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Professor Alfred Wegener war Vorstand der Deutschen Seewarte und Dozent für Geophysik an der Hamburgischen Universität. Sein hier wieder aufgelegtes Werk über die Entstehung der Kontinente und Ozeane war bahnbrechend für die Forschung auf diesem Gebiet und ist bis heute unbedingt lesenswert.

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 Earth Science

Author: New York Academy of Sciences,Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110049

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 529

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Presents an illustrated A to Z reference with approximately 700 entries on topics in the earth sciences including hydrology, geology, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, and more.

Encyclopedia of Marine Science

Author: C. Reid Nichols,Robert G. Williams

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118813

Category: Science

Page: 626

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Presents an illustrated, A-Z encyclopedia with more than 600 entries providing information on topics related to marine science.

The DK Science Encyclopedia

Author: Inc Staf Dorling-Kindersley Publis,DK Publishing

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789421906

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 448

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A comprehensive guide to science and technology, arranged by such topics as matter, weather, and living things.

Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

Author: Eric Bird

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402086385

Category: Science

Page: 1516

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This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform. An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on “what is where” on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world’s coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1440 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.