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Living on shaky ground : the science and story behind New Zealand's earthquakes, Matthew Wright

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Living on shaky ground : the science and story behind New Zealand's earthquakes
Title
Living on shaky ground
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the science and story behind New Zealand's earthquakes
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Wright
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of New Zealand's turbulent tectonics, how earthquakes are measured and described, and how scientists are predicting future shakes across New Zealand. It features some of New Zealand's lesser-known quakes, such as the most powerful quake ever recorded in New Zealand, quakes that have had deadly consequences, and the most recent tremors effecting Wellington and Marlborough. On Shaking Ground has an accessible text with in-depth science. It explains why New Zealand is affected by earthquakes and how damage is caused, with accompanying diagrams and data from GNS Science. It also includes the long history of New Zealand's earthquakes with gripping photographs and personal accounts. The must-have guide for anyone affected by earthquakes in New Zealand, those curious to know what's next in store, or anyone studying the evolving science behind them
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
551.220993
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Living on shaky ground : the science and story behind New Zealand's earthquakes, Matthew Wright
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Living on shaky ground : the science and story behind New Zealand's earthquakes, Matthew Wright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-233) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-233) and index. -The extraordinary story of New Zealand's earthquakes, the science and forces that shape them, and the danger of earthquakes yet to hit. This is the story of New Zealand's turbulent tectonics, how earthquakes are measured and described, and how scientists are predicting future shakes across New Zealand. It features some of New Zealand's lesser-known quakes, such as the most powerful quake ever recorded in New Zealand, quakes that have had deadly consequences, and the most recent tremors effecting Wellington and Marlborough. On Shaking Ground has an accessible text with in-depth science. It explains why New Zealand is effected by earthquakes and how damage is caused, with accompanying diagrams and data from GNS Science. It also includes the long history of New Zealand's earthquakes with gripping photographs and personal accounts. The must-have guide for anyone affected by earthquakes in New Zealand, those curious to know what's next in-store, or anyone studying the evolving science behind them
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15518440
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25 cm
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Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781775536888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), colour maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2371353
  • (NLNZils)1669313
  • (OCoLC)891344619
  • (Nz)15518440

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