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Author Tazieff, Haroun, 1914-1998.
Uniform Title Prévision des séismes. English
Title Earthquake prediction / Haroun Tazieff ; [translated by Nicholas Hartmann in collaboration with the Language Service, Inc.].
Published New York : McGraw-Hill, [1992]
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 Floor4  QE538.8 .T3913 1992    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition English language ed.
Description 134 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Series McGraw-Hill horizons of science series
McGraw-Hill horizons of science series.
Note Translation of: Prévision des séismes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-134).
Contents Introduction / Dominique Lecourt -- I. The seismic risk: J'accuse. Experts. Science and government -- II. What is an earthquake? The structure of the planet. Plate tectonics. Obstacles to earthquakes. Magnitude and intensity -- III. Predicting earthquakes. Solid skepticism. The VAN method. Other approaches -- IV. Protecting ourselves against earthquakes. Earthquake-resistant construction. Educating the public. Organizing relief work after a major earthquake. The role of the military. The role of government. Back to prediction. Scientific controversy and dishonesty.
Subject Earthquake prediction.
Earthquake engineering.
Disaster relief.
Related To Online version: Tazieff, Haroun, 1914-1998. Prévision des séismes. English. Earthquake prediction. English language ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, [1992] (OCoLC)647195300
ISBN 9780070629929 (p)
0070629927 (p)
OCLC number 24590472