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The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, 3/e

The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, 3/e

The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, 3/e

  • By: Alexander E Gates, David Ritchie

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ISBN: 9788130933771

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2016

Pages: 364

Size: 216 x 280 mm

Publisher: Facts On File Inc.

Published in India by: Viva Books

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


“ excellent reference book for high school students and lower-level undergraduates new to earth science. It will also be useful for public libraries and as a supplementary title for college libraries.”

  —American Reference Books Annual
“...this compact but detailed work describes, clearly and accurately, many of the forces that create the Earth's surface features ... There are no other similar works.”
—School Library Journal

“...a valuable resource ...”
—Christian Library Journal

Praise for the Previous Edition:
“An excellent resource for students seeking information on the terms, religions, people, and episodes in the fields of seismology and volcanology. “
—School Library Journal
“. ..a valuable reference that should be in all libraries.”


Few events in nature have the impact of a powerful earthquake or a massive volcanic eruption. Viva-Facts On File Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Third Edition features approximately 1,500 crossreferenced entries-including more than 200 new to this volume-that reflect the history, characteristics, and causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In addition to a special essay on plate tectonics, the book's entries cover information on key environmental issues, economic dilemmas, ethical concerns, advances in research and technology, organizations, and individuals who have left their mark on the fields of volcanology and seismology. Because many earthquakes and volcanoes trigger landslides, tsunamis, or avalanches, entries related to these events or processes have been significantly expanded.

The encyclopedia features nearly 200 black- and- white photographs and line illustrations, many of which are new to this edition; an array of helpful appendixes, including a chronology of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions; a bibliography; and a detailed index.

Viva-Facts On Files Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for students of Earth Science or Seismology and others who need current or historical information on earthquakes and volcanoes.

New entries to this edition include:

  • Bantul earthquake
  • death toll
  • Khorasan
  • locked fault
  • Mino-Owari (Nobi) earthquake
  • Pacific Tsunami Warning System
  • recurrence interval
  • segmentation
  • surface faulting
  • Vaiont Dam

Target Audience:

Students and academicians of earth science and seismology.



Preface: An Essay on Plate Tectonics
Introduction to the Revised Edition
Entries A-Z

Appendix A: Chronology of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions
Appendix B: Eyewitness Accounts of Major Eruptions and Quakes
Appendix C: Further Reading and Web Sites
Appendix D: The Deadliest Earthquakes
Appendix E: The Deadliest Volcanoes
Appendix F: The Highest Magnitude Earthquakes
Appendix G: The Frequency of Occurrence of Earthquakes
Appendix H: Magnitude v. Ground Motion and Energy

About the Authors:
Alexander E. Gates, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is the chairman of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the executive director of the Highlands Environmental Research Institute and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Gates has served as president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NE Section) and the Geological Association of New Jersey. He is also the author of Viva-Facts On Files A to Z of Earth Scientists.
David Ritchie is a professional journalist and the author of eight books, including The Ring of Fire, Spacewar, and The Computer Pioneers.


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