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Main Title Earthquakes in human history : the far-reaching effects of seismic disruptions /
Author Zeilinga de Boer, Jelle.
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Sanders, Donald Theodore.
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 55018771
ISBN 0691050708; 9780691050706; 0691127867; 9780691127866
Subjects Earthquakes--History ; Earthquakes--Social aspects ; Earthquakes--Environmental aspects ; Seismology--History ; Science and civilization ; Aardbevingen ; Erdbeben ; Geschichte ; Kultur ; Sozialgeschichte ; Jordbävningar--historia ; Seismologi--historia
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ELBM  QE521.Z45 2005 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/17/2012
Collation xiv, 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Earthquakes : origins and consequences -- In the Holy Land : earthquakes and the hand of God -- The decline of ancient Sparta : a tale of Hoplites, Helots, and a quaking earth -- Earthquakes in England : echoes in religion and literature -- The great Lisbon earthquake and the axiom "whatever is, is right" -- New Madrid, Missouri, in 1811 : the once and future disaster -- Earthquake, fire, and politics in San Francisco -- Japan's great Kanto earthquake : "hell let loose on earth" -- Peru in 1970 : chaos in the Andes -- The 1972 Managua earthquake : catalyst for revolution. "Earthquakes in Human History tells the story of that calamity and other epic earthquakes. The authors explain the geological processes responsible for earthquakes, and they describe how these events have had long-lasting aftereffects on human societies and cultures. Their accounts are enlivened with quotations from contemporary literature and from later reports."--Jacket.