Books tagged: seismology

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United States Earthquake Early Warning System: How Theory and Analysis Can Save America Before the Big One Happens - Advocating Implementation of the ShakeAlert Warning System on the Seismic Network
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 40,450. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth Sciences / Seismology & Volcanism, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Earthquake
This study argues that the United States is unprepared for the most catastrophic earthquakes the country faces today. Earthquake early warning systems are a major solution in practice to reduce economic risk, to protect property and the environment, and to save lives. Other countries have already built earthquake early warning systems, but only after they suffered devastating earthquakes.
Fukushima; Nuclear Disaster on the ring of fire
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics
Fukushima takes an in-depth look at the March, 2011 nuclear disaster that occurred as a result of one the most powerful earthquakes ever to hit Japan. In his lively and conversational writing style, Sargent puts the tragedy in useful scientific and political context by exploring what led the Japanese to build 55 nuclear power plants on one of the most seismically active locations on Earth.