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Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

By David Rothery
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David Rothery
Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English and providing added-value features like a glossary of essential terms and even examples of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most university courses, with an introduction on how the Earth moves, followed by separate sections on volcanoes (including eruptions, types of volcano, volcanic hazards, volcanoes and climate, monitoring volcanoes, predicting eruptions and living with volcanoes), earthquakes (including faults, measurement, seismic monitoring, prediction, prevention and preparedness) and tsunamis.
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  • Van Gogh A Beginner's Guide Ebook Epub

    By Andrew Forrest
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    Andrew Forrest
    Vincent Van Gogh had a profound gift of communication, and he remains an icon of modern art to this day. This book will explore Van Gogh's life, influences, English connections, painting techniques, perceptions of Van Gogh and the continuing Van Gogh phenomenon.
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  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourself

    By David Rothery
    Authors:
    David Rothery
    Is this the right book for me?Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis includes:Chapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: How the Earth movesChapter 3: Family relationshipsChapter 4: Types of volcanoChapter 5: Volcanic hazardsChapter 6: Volcanoes and climateChapter 7: Monitoring volcanoesChapter 8: Living with volcanoesChapter 9: Tectonic earthquakesChapter 10: Living with earthquakesChapter 11: TsunamisLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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