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Texas Earthquakes

Author : Cliff Frohlich
ISBN : 0292725515
Genre : Nature
File Size : 21.91 MB
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When nature goes haywire in Texas, it isn't usually an earthshaking event. Though droughts, floods, tornadoes, and hail all keep Texans talking about the unpredictable weather, when it comes to earthquakes, most of us think we're on terra firma in this state. But we're wrong! Nearly every year, earthquakes large enough to be felt by the public occur somewhere in Texas. This entertaining, yet authoritative book covers "all you really need to know" about earthquakes in general and in Texas specifically. The authors explain how earthquakes are caused by natural forces or human activities, how they're measured, how they can be predicted, and how citizens and governments should prepare for them. They also thoroughly discuss earthquakes in Texas, looking at the occurrences and assessing the risks region by region and comparing the amount of seismic activity in Texas to other parts of the country and the world. The book concludes with a compendium of over one hundred recorded earthquakes in Texas from 1811 to 2000 that briefly describes the location, timing, and effects of each event.
Category: Nature

Earthquakes Volcanoes

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ISBN : OSU:32435050087766
Genre : Earthquakes
File Size : 68.12 MB
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Category: Earthquakes

Geo Texas

Author : Eric R. Swanson
ISBN : 0890966826
Genre : Science
File Size : 21.40 MB
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Geo-Texas succeeds in bringing together astronomy, geology, meteorology, oceanography, and environmental studies in a highly informative, one-of-a-kind guide to Earth sciences in the Lone Star State. Eric R. Swanson draws on the latest scientific findings in treating the natural history of Texas from the oldest known rock, through the age of the dinosaurs, to the geologic present, from the early development of Texas' water and land resources to the current crisis of environmental pollution. In examining Texas natural sciences–and the abiding connection between Texans and their physical surroundings–Geo-Texas is engagingly anecdotal and draws freely on the wry humor with which Texans have always observed and regarded their environment. Entertaining accounts of natural phenomena, such as a meteorite scoring a direct hit on a swimming pool and a Texas twister sweeping up a farmer and returning him to earth unharmed, supplement the scholarship in each chapter to show how cultural and scientific issues converge. Students and teachers of Texas Earth science will find Geo-Texas indispensable. With more than eighty illustrations and valuable appendices listing rock hound clubs, Earth science organizations, and points of interest throughout the state, Geo-Texas will also appeal to the general reader and serve as the Earth science guide for lovers of Texas and its multifaceted environment.
Category: Science

Journal Of The West

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ISBN : UVA:X030049966
Genre : Pacific Coast (U.S.)
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Category: Pacific Coast (U.S.)

Induced Seismicity

Author : Arthur McGarr
ISBN : UOM:39015034397094
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Category: Technology & Engineering

The Response Of Piles During Earthquakes

Author : Ross W. Boulanger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021687137
Genre : Earthquake engineering
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The dynamic response of pile foundations in soft clay and liquefiable sand during strong earthquake shaking was evaluated. The research consisted of two major components: (1) a series of dynamic centrifuge tests of pile-supported structures in soft clay and liquefiable sand; and (2) an evaluation of dynamic "beam on a nonlinear Winkler foundation" (BNWF) analysis methods against the centrifuge model results.
Category: Earthquake engineering

Circular

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ISBN : MINN:31951000646442L
Genre : Mines and mineral resources
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Category: Mines and mineral resources