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    Quakes, Eruptions and Other Geologic Cataclysms: Revealing the Earth's Hazards (Living Earth) (Hardback) By (author) Jon Erickson, Foreword by Alexander E. Gates

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    DescriptionThroughout history, awesome floods, devastating earthquakes, disastrous volcanoes and other catastrophic activities have demonstrated nature's inexplicable power. This title provides up-to-date coverage of the processes that produce natural catastrophes. An introductory chapter details the dynamic forces at work beneath the Earth's crust, while the subsequent nine chapters - each dedicated to a single type of disaster - explain causes and myriad effects of these disturbances, enhanced with numerous examples. Photographs and line drawings depict the carnage wrought by these natural disasters, as well as what is happpening to the Earth's surface while they occur. Chapters include coverage of: earthquakes; volcanic eruptions; earth movements; catastrophic collapse; floods; dust storms; glaciers; impact cratering; and mass extinctions.

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    Quakes, Eruptions and Other Geologic Cataclysms
    Revealing the Earth's Hazards
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Erickson, Foreword by Alexander E. Gates
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 830 g
    ISBN 13: 9780816045167
    ISBN 10: 081604516X

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    DC21: 551.2
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    BIC subject category V2: WNW
    B&T Book Type: JN
    DC22: 550
    Abridged Dewey: 550
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000, NAT023000, JNF051000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GB5014 .E75 2001
    Thema V1.0: GBC, WNW
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    141 b&w photographs, 53 line drawings, 15 tables, bibliography, glossary, index
    Facts on File Inc
    Imprint name
    Facts on File Inc
    Publication date
    30 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "An excellent geological resource." - School Library Journal "Erickson masterfully...intrigue[s] the reader with...thorough accounts of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tidal waves..." - Booklist "[a] straightforward, informative, concise, and simple style...Introductory science and environmental students as well as general readers will benefit most from this book...A work of wide appeal." - CHOICE