Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Author: Alexander E. Gates,David Ritchie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072701

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 365

View: 9310

Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues related to volcanoes and earthquakes, including causes of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, notable occurrences throughout history and the study of these natural phenomena.

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson,Bruce Houghton,Steve McNutt,Hazel Rymer,John Stix

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123859395

Category: Science

Page: 1456

View: 5303

Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included

Ring of Fire

An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

Author: Bethany Hinga

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692960

Category: Nature

Page: 403

View: 5169

The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening—and highly readable—entries.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Author: Ken Rubin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416938621

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7594

Brings volcanoes & earthquakes to life, with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art 3-D illustrations.

Visual Science Encyclopedia

Author: Brian J. Knapp,Grolier Educational (Firm)

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

ISBN: 9780717255993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 662

Each volume concentrates on a specific area of science and defines the main terms and concepts.

Encyclopedia of Earth and Space Science

Author: Timothy M. Kusky,Katherine E. Cullen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128592

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 873

View: 6278

Provides a comprehensive reference for Earth and space sciences, including entries on climate change, stellar evolution, tsunamis, renewable energy options, and mass wasting.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444527478

Category: Science

Page: 3576

View: 2685

The quaternary sciences constitute a dynamic, multidisciplinary field of research that has been growing in scientific and societal importance in recent years. This branch of the Earth sciences links ancient prehistory to modern environments. Quaternary terrestrial sediments contain the fossil remains of existing species of flora and fauna, and their immediate predecessors. Quaternary science plays an integral part in such important issues for modern society as groundwater resources and contamination, sea level change, geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis), and soil erosion. With over 360 articles and 2,600 pages, many in full-color, the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science provides broad ranging, up-to-date articles on all of the major topics in the field. Written by a team of leading experts and under the guidance of an international editorial board, the articles are at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. · 360 individual articles written by prominent international authorities, encompassing all important aspects of quaternary science · Each entry provides comprehensive, in-depth treatment of an overview topic and presented in a functional, clear and uniform layout · Reference section provides guidence for further research on the topic · Article text supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material · Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert

Visual Encyclopedia of Earth

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426303661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 9628

A single-volume reference provides the latest research on Earth's fragile ecosystems and climate shift and includes coverage of the world's oceans, landforms, weather, and resources.

Look Inside Volcano

Author: Fleur Star

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405368049

Category: Toy and movable books

Page: 18

View: 7132

Exciting new Look Inside series to encourage and inspire young readers.Look Inside Volcano gives you an exciting new look at the earth's eruptions and explosions. It explains everything from what volcanoes are, how they form, and what happens during an eruption. It also introduces the different types of volcano and famous volcanoes from around the world.It's packed with photos, bold graphics and information, as well as interactive flaps and tabs that allow you to journey into the centre of the Earth. You'll even see dramatic before and after images of real-life explosions, as well as an amazing centre-page pop-up that reveals the secrets of volcanoes layer by layer.Look Inside Volcano is full of amazing explosive stuff - handle with care!

Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

Author: Michael Anderson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615305041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 3083

Describes plate tectonics and how they cause earthquakes and volcanoes, and discusses how scientists study the nature of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Encyclopedia of Islands

Author: Rosemary G. Gillespie,D. A. Clague

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520256492

Category: Nature

Page: 1074

View: 7264

"An exceptionally concise and well-organized compilation of lucid accounts of the historical background and current research into all aspects of island science. Anyone with a serious interest in islands needs this tome close at hand."--Alex McBirney, author of "Volcanology and Igneous Petrology" "Scientific research on islands has greatly expanded our knowledge not only of insular biology, but also of the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity throughout the world. This beautifully illustrated volume is a comprehensive compendium of all topics related to islands and the science conducted on them. It will be an invaluable resource not only to ecologists and evolutionary biologists, but also to anthropologists, historians, geologists, conservationists, and anyone else interested in the wonderful diversity of islands and their inhabitants."--Jonathan Losos, author of "Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles" ""Encyclopedia of Islands "is an excellent reference guide. I wish I'd had it onboard my vessel, the "Sorcerer II, " during our circumnavigation."--J. Craig Venter, President, J. Craig Venter Institute, and former Founder and Chair, The Institute for Genomic Research

Volcanoes - Why Do They Happen?

Volcanoes for Kids

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808211

Category: Science

Page: 32

View: 2836

Why do volcanoes go "ka-boom!"? This unique approach to vulcanology is highly inspiring to young children. The use of carefully selected images only help in driving home certain points of discussion. This is a picture book that your child will definitely love and learn the most from. Don't forget to grab a copy today!

The Science of Natural Disasters

The Devastating Truth about Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Author: Alex Woolf

Publisher: Book House

ISBN: 9781912233243

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 32

View: 4405

This fascinating guide to natural disasters combines fact-packed, easy-to-read text with colourful and quirky illustrations. From earthquakes to volcanoes, it is an eye-opening introduction to the devastating and often terrifying power of the natural world. Each spread has multiple entry points, including an introductory paragraph, illustrations and side panels such as Fascinating Facts, Helpful Hint, Can You Believe It?, and Disgusting Data, which provide additional information and handy advice.

Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards

Author: Peter T Bobrowsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789048186990

Category: Nature

Page: 1135

View: 4938

Few subjects have caught the attention of the entire world as much as those dealing with natural hazards. The first decade of this new millennium provides a litany of tragic examples of various hazards that turned into disasters affecting millions of individuals around the globe. The human losses (some 225,000 people) associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the economic costs (approximately 200 billion USD) of the 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake, tsunami and reactor event, and the collective social impacts of human tragedies experienced during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 all provide repetitive reminders that we humans are temporary guests occupying a very active and angry planet. Any examples may have been cited here to stress the point that natural events on Earth may, and often do, lead to disasters and catastrophes when humans place themselves into situations of high risk. Few subjects share the true interdisciplinary dependency that characterizes the field of natural hazards. From geology and geophysics to engineering and emergency response to social psychology and economics, the study of natural hazards draws input from an impressive suite of unique and previously independent specializations. Natural hazards provide a common platform to reduce disciplinary boundaries and facilitate a beneficial synergy in the provision of timely and useful information and action on this critical subject matter. As social norms change regarding the concept of acceptable risk and human migration leads to an explosion in the number of megacities, coastal over-crowding and unmanaged habitation in precarious environments such as mountainous slopes, the vulnerability of people and their susceptibility to natural hazards increases dramatically. Coupled with the concerns of changing climates, escalating recovery costs, a growing divergence between more developed and less developed countries, the subject of natural hazards remains on the forefront of issues that affect all people, nations, and environments all the time. This treatise provides a compendium of critical, timely and very detailed information and essential facts regarding the basic attributes of natural hazards and concomitant disasters. The Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards effectively captures and integrates contributions from an international portfolio of almost 300 specialists whose range of expertise addresses over 330 topics pertinent to the field of natural hazards. Disciplinary barriers are overcome in this comprehensive treatment of the subject matter. Clear illustrations and numerous color images enhance the primary aim to communicate and educate. The inclusion of a series of unique “classic case study” events interspersed throughout the volume provides tangible examples linking concepts, issues, outcomes and solutions. These case studies illustrate different but notable recent, historic and prehistoric events that have shaped the world as we now know it. They provide excellent focal points linking the remaining terms in the volume to the primary field of study. This Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards will remain a standard reference of choice for many years.

The Usborne Encyclopedia of Planet Earth

Author: Anna Claybourne,Gillian Doherty,Rebecca Treays

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780746034057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6616

A reference book providing views of the universe, cutaways of the Earth, information exploring how it has evolved and what causes dramatic natural phenomena. It also covers core subjects such as rocks and minerals, weather and climate as well modern concerns about the environment.

Encyclopedia of Disasters

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313087474

Category: Nature

Page: 733

View: 6213

Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Author: Susanna Hornig Priest

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412959209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1095

View: 2619

The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350282

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

View: 753

The family encyclopedia that shows you the world as you've never seen it before DK Knowledge Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and ground-breaking visual approach to learning about the wonders of our world. An encyclopedia like no other, the DK Knowledge Encyclopedia uses the latest CGI technology to help you explore everything you've ever wanted to know more about, covering space, Earth, nature, the human body, history and culture, and science and technology in incredible detail. From 3D images of the sun and the inside of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a model of Shakespeare's globe, this is an amazing visual introduction to every aspect of human knowledge. The DK Knowledge Encyclopedia makes tough subjects not only easy to follow, but utterly absorbing, making this an incredible reference book the whole family will return to time and again.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes, What & Why? : 2nd Grade Science Series

Second Grade Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1682808025

Category: Nature

Page: 32

View: 5017

Why do volcanoes and earthquakes happen? Is Earth throwing a tantrum? Let your child decode the answers for these on his/her own through this interactive educational book. Composed of pictures that allow for the understanding of geology and vulcanology, this is a great resource that would complement the heavy school textbooks. Grab a copy now!