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- DescriptionWhen 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 eugh to be felt by the public occur somewhere in Texas. This entertaining, yet authoritative book covers all you really need to kw 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.
- Author BiographyCLIFF FROHLICH is Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. SCOTT D. DAVIS, who holds a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Texas at Austin, is currently self-employed in Richmond, Indiana.
- Author(s)Cliff Frohlich,Scott D. Davis
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2003
- SubjectEarth Sciences
- Series TitlePeter T. Flawn Series in Natural Resource Management and Conservation
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 2
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note70 figures, 14 tables
- Weight993 g
- Width4531 mm
- Height6466 mm
- Spine509 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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