by Louis Pakiser, Kaye M. Shedlock
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey 1994
Number of pages: 24
Today we are challenging the assumption that earthquakes must present an uncontrollable and unpredictable hazard to life and property. Scientists have begun to estimate the locations and likelihoods of future damaging earthquakes. Sites of greatest hazard are being identified, and definite progress is being made in designing structures that will withstand the effects of earthquakes.
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Introduction to the concept of plate tectonics for all readers interested in the subject, also the source of information for science teachers at the middle or high school level. Great graphics and photos matching a well written text.
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This is a systematic coverage of state-of-the-art unsaturated zone hydrology. Coverage begins with the basic physical properties of clays, and moves on to contaminant transport, spatial variability, scaling, and fractals in the earth sciences.