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Origin of Earthquakes


  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521112215

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  • Written in 1912 by the Cambridge scholar and mathematician Charles Davison, The Origin of Earthquakes offers an overview of what Davison described as 'the varied phenomena of earthquakes'. Using case studies from around the world, Davison considers the origin of several different classes of earthquakes, including simple, twin and complex. Further attention is devoted to the growth of faults, fore-shocks and after-shocks, sympathetic earthquakes, earthquake sounds and distribution, with supplementary illustrations and maps. Offering contemporary assessments of events ranging from the Mino-Owari earthquake of 1891 to the Californian earthquake of 1906, this volume will appeal to anyone interested in the history and development of seismology in the early part of the twentieth century.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521112215
    • length: 156 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The earthquake phenomena
    2. Earthquakes and the growth of faults
    3. Simple earthquakes and their origins: the Inverness earthquake of 1901
    4. Twin earthquakes and their origin: the Derby earthquakes of 1903 and 1904
    5. Complex earthquakes and their origin: the Californian earthquake of 1906
    6. Complex earthquakes and their origin (continued): The Mino-Owari earthquake of 1891
    7. Complex earthquakes and their origin (continued): The Assam earthquake of 1897
    8. Fore-shocks and their origin
    9. After-shocks and their origin
    10. Sympathetic earthquakes and their origin
    11. Earthquake-sounds and their origin
    12. Distribution of earthquakes

  • Author

    C. Davidson

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