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The Resource Earthquake storms : the fascinating history and volatile future of the San Andreas Fault, John Dvorak

Earthquake storms : the fascinating history and volatile future of the San Andreas Fault, John Dvorak

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Earthquake storms : the fascinating history and volatile future of the San Andreas Fault
Title
Earthquake storms
Title remainder
the fascinating history and volatile future of the San Andreas Fault
Statement of responsibility
John Dvorak
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The San Andreas Fault is everywhere, and primed for a colossal quake. For decades, scientists have warned that such a sudden shifting of the Earth's crust is inevitable. In fact, it is a geologic necessity. The San Andreas fault runs almost the entire length of California, from the redwood forest to the east edge of the Salton Sea. Along the way, it passes through two of the largest urban areas of the country-- San Francisco and Los Angeles. Dozens of major highways and interstates cross it. Scores of housing developments have been planted over it. The words "San Andreas" are so familiar today that they have become synonymous with earthquake. Yet, few people understand the San Andreas or the network of subsidiary faults it has spawned. Some run through Hollywood, others through Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The Hayward fault slices the football stadium at the University of California in half. Even among scientists, few appreciate that the San Andreas fault is a transient, evolving system that, as seen today, is younger than the Grand Canyon and key to our understanding of earthquakes worldwide
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YDXCP
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Dvorak, John
Dewey number
  • 551.87209794
  • 551.2209794
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE535.2.U6
LC item number
D96 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • San Andreas Fault (Calif.)
  • San Andreas Fault (Calif.)
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • SCIENCE / General
Label
Earthquake storms : the fascinating history and volatile future of the San Andreas Fault, John Dvorak
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • NETC LRC call number QE 606.6 .U6 D98 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The swimmer -- A noble earthquake -- No occasion for alarm -- A tumult of motions and noises -- Bridging "the Golden Gate" -- Blue cut and the Mormon Rocks -- The troubled world of Charles Richter -- Of petrol and pinnacles -- A transformative idea -- To quake or not to quake -- Ancient tremors -- Disassembling California -- Earthquake storms -- Bodega Bay
Control code
ocn829988962
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xviii, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984957
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o829988962
  • (OCoLC)829988962
Label
Earthquake storms : the fascinating history and volatile future of the San Andreas Fault, John Dvorak
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • NETC LRC call number QE 606.6 .U6 D98 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The swimmer -- A noble earthquake -- No occasion for alarm -- A tumult of motions and noises -- Bridging "the Golden Gate" -- Blue cut and the Mormon Rocks -- The troubled world of Charles Richter -- Of petrol and pinnacles -- A transformative idea -- To quake or not to quake -- Ancient tremors -- Disassembling California -- Earthquake storms -- Bodega Bay
Control code
ocn829988962
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xviii, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984957
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o829988962
  • (OCoLC)829988962

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