The Million Death Quake

The Million Death Quake

The Science of Predicting Earth's Deadliest Natural Disaster

Book - 2012
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"People have weeks of warning prior to volcanic eruptions, days of warning before a blizzard, and hours of warning before tornadoes. But there is still no warning system at all for earthquakes, though they have killed millions, and millions more live in constant danger from them. In The Million Death Quake, British Geological Survey seismologist Roger Musson takes us on a riveting journey through earthquakes. After making plain the science behind quakes, he tackles how engineers are fighting to make our cities "earthquake-proof" and seismologists are searching for the sign hidden in nature that could be interpreted as a warning. Highlighting hotspots around the world from Bucharest to the Azores, and with the massive Haiti & Japan earthquakes still in recent memory, this is a fascinating exploration of the strangest and most violent of natural disasters"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
ISBN: 9780230119413
Branch Call Number: 551.22 Muss
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.


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May 13, 2015

The title is a bit too sensationalistic for me, but the overall content of the book is very, very good. I really like the tone and conversational style of the Author. It was an interesting and enjoyable read, which some might find surprising given the topic.

jane137 Mar 22, 2014

Excellent book. Easy and enjoyable reading with a wealth of information.


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