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.

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Author: David Ritchie,Alexander E. Gates

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816043729

Category: Nature

Page: 306

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

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

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

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 Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

Author: James Trefil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136753621

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Edited by acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil, the Encyclopedia's 1000 entries combine in-depth coverage with a vivid graphic format to bring every facet of science, technology, and medicine into stunning focus. From absolute zero to the Mesozoic era to semiconductors to the twin paradox, Trefil and his co-authors have an uncanny ability to convey how the universe works and to show readers how to apply that knowledge to everyday problems.

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 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.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Encyclopedia of the Aquatic World

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761474241

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1582

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Title not sold separately. See ISBN 0761474188 for the complete set.

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.

Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences

Author: Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker,Egbert K. Duursma,Bouwe R. Kuipers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540626756

Category: Science

Page: 357

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The multidisciplinary nature of marine sciences (Geology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Oceanography) is reflected in this references 1,980 up-to-date, alphabetically listed keywords with illustrations. These keywords provide valuable time-saving assistance when studying marine scientific literature. The brief explanation of the concepts, terminology, and methods makes this book more valuable than a pure glossary or dictionary.

Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology

Author: Robert Allen Meyers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780122274169

Category: Physical sciences

Page: 849

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Following in the footsteps of the earlier editions, hundreds of the most respected scientists and engineers participated in the creation of this new edition, including many Nobel Laureates. The articles are in-depth, yet accessible, and address all of the key areas of physical science--including aeronautics, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computers, earth sciences, electronics, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nuclear technology, physics, power systems, propulsion, and space technology. (Midwest).

Encyclopedia of disasters

environmental catastrophes and human tragedies

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313340048

Category: History

Page: 733

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U·X·L Encyclopedia of Science: E-F

Author: David E. Newton,Rob Nagel,Bridget Travers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787617202

Category: Engineering

Page: 20

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Includes more than 550 topics in the life, earth, and physical sciences as well as in engineering, technology, math, environmental science, and psychology.

Encyclopedia of Earth System Science

Author: William Aaron Nierenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780122267253

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 715

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"The concept of earth system science embraces the integration of the myriad skeins of science and engineering that address the complexity of the natural system that is the earth and its surroundings."--Page vii.