Focus on Earthquakes
Ed Tarbuck and Others
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Focus On Earthquakes provides a comprehensive description of the causes and consequences of earthquakes. Written by respected professors and Earth science authors Ed Tarbuck and Fred Lutgens and illustrated by Dennis Tasa, this book will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about earthquakes. For schools, this interactive book can be used as an in-class tool or for independent study.
Topics covered include: the causes of earthquakes and the relationship between earthquakes and faults earthquake waves, seismometers, and earthquake detection locating the source and measuring the size of earthquakes earthquake damage and large historical quakes tsunamis, firestorms, landslides, and liquefaction earthquake prediction plus a discussion of the relationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics
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Info packed textbook covers earthquakes in great detail
A great expanation of why earthquakes occur and what happens when the earth shakes. Tsunamis are explained, as are the methods used to locate and measure the strength of quakes. Contains several narrated animations. Appropriate for grades 8 and higher.