Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
464
Utgivningsdatum
2015-12-03
Förlag
Teach Yourself
Illustratör/Fotograf
illustrations
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
193 x 127 x 33 mm
Vikt
386 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781473601703
Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself (häftad)

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Häftad Engelska, 2015-12-03
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How do volcanoes erupt, what makes earthquakes so destructive, and why do tsunamis happen? Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis answers these questions and more, giving you everything you need to know about these powerful natural phenomena. It covers the plate tectonic background to Earth processes, where magma is made and how it erupts, volcano types, eruption hazards and how they are monitored, faults and earthquakes, the causes of tsunamis and tsunami preparedness. You will examine many examples of these frightening events, find out to what extent they can be predicted and mitigated against, and come to realize how they are related and the impact they have on human society and the natural world. Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to know, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English and providing added-value features like a glossary of essential terms and even examples of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book covers the essentials of most university courses, with an introduction on how the Earth moves, followed by separate sections on volcanoes (including eruptions, types of volcano, volcanic hazards, volcanoes and climate, monitoring volcanoes, predicting eruptions and living with volcanoes), earthquakes (including faults, measurement, seismic monitoring, prediction, prevention and preparedness) and tsunamis.
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David Rothery is a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University.