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    DescriptionAges 9 years & over. With fascinating experiments, models, and demonstrations, this scientific survey provides a vivid exploration of natural phenomena. Ideal for budding earth scientists, this in-depth resource demonstrates how to build a seismograph to record a simulated earthquake, compare pressure waves and shear waves -- the two types of ground shocks -- with a Slinky, and replicate a tsunami's destructive effect on a "coastline" built in a bathtub. The chapters answer questions such as Can animals "predict" earthquakes? How have various cultures explained the movement of the earth throughout history? and Why do some volcanoes ooze rivers of lava while others blow their tops? Additional topics include how to earthquake-proof homes, protect oneself during a tremor, and construct simple models to test seismographs.

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    Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis
    Projects and Principles for Beginning Geologists
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthys Levy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781556528019
    ISBN 10: 1556528019

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    BISAC V2.8: JNF037080
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF037010
    LC classification: QE521.3 .L486 2009
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    125 b/w Illus
    Chicago Review Press
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    Chicago Review Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2009
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    Author Information
    Matthys Levyis a civil engineer and the inventor of the Tensar Dome, which is used to cover athletic venues around the world. He is the coauthor of "Engineering the City" and "Why the Wind Blows." Mario Salvadori was a professor of architecture and the founder of the Salvadori Center, a nonprofit educational center to teach inner-city youth about math and science through hands-on study of structure and architecture. He is the author of "The Art of Construction" and "Why Buildings Stand Up." They are the coauthors of "Why Buildings Fall Down."
    Review quote
    "Each exploration will spark an interest in earth science, physical geography, civil engineering, applied physics and history." --"Curriculum Review"
    Table of contents
    The Secrets of the Earth; If You Had Been There; When the Ocean Rolls; Earthquake Messages; How Strong Was It?; From Myth to Science; Can Animals Predict Earthquakes; Should We Fight or Fool the Quakes?; The Smoking Mountains; Conclusions; Index.