Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis

Projects and Principles for Beginning Geologists

Book - 2009
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Experiments, models, and demonstrations are included in a fact-filled guide to these natural phenomenons, along with a guide for building a seismograph, tips for earthquake-proofing a home, and more. Original.

Independent Publishing Group
Earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis don’t happen every day, so how can budding scientists study how they work? Through experiments, models, and demonstrations. This in-depth resource will teach readers how to build a seismograph to record a simulated earthquake, compare pressure waves and shear wavesthe two types of ground shocksusing a Slinky, and replicate a tsunami’s destructive effect on a coastline” built in a bathtub. Authors Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori even discuss issues of modern architecture and civil engineering: how science can be used to protect buildings and property in earthquake-prone areas.
Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis answers a wide array of questions about these phenomena. Can animals predict” earthquakes? How have various cultures explained the movement of the earth throughout history? What is the Richter scale, and what does it tell us about the strength of a quake? And most important, readers will learn how to earthquake-proof their homes, and how to protect themselves should they experience a tremor.

& Taylor

Uses numerous activities and experiments to explain the forces and phenomena connected with earthquakes and volcanoes.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781556528019
Branch Call Number: J 551.2 LEVY
Characteristics: viii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes: Originally published: Earthquake games. New York : M.K. McElderry Books, c1997
Includes index


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