Understanding Earthquakes

Understanding Earthquakes

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For survey courses in Earthquakes or survey physical science courses that take an issues approach.Understanding Earthquakes takes the fascinating topic of Earthquakes and presents the science of earthquakes to a non-science oriented audience. This coverage includes the broad relationship of earthquakes to Earth's history and origin, and to other scientific processes. This text teaches students about science and exposes them to some of the most important contributions of science to human thought.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 178 x 235mm
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130621498
  • 9780130621498

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazards. 2. An Introduction to Science and Critical Thinking. 3. The Origin and Composition of Earth. 4. Seismic Waves, Seismometers, and Earth's Interior. 5. Plate Tectonics. 6. Faults and Faulting. 7. Earthquake Size and Statistics. 8. Earthquake Effects. 9. Earthquake Prediction. 10. Case Studies in Earthquakes.show more