Earth-Shattering Events: Earthquakes, Nations and Civilization [Audiobook] download free by Andrew Robinson

Earth-Shattering Events: Earthquakes, Nations and Civilization Audiobook download free by Andrew Robinson
  • Listen audiobook: Earth-Shattering Events: Earthquakes, Nations and Civilization
  • Author: Andrew Robinson
  • Release date: 2016/4/19
  • Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9780500518595
  • Rating: 9.5 of 10
  • Votes: 377
  • Review by: Amirah Emmons
  • Review rating: 8.41 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/14
  • Duration: 3H11M53S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-14
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MPEG4, WMA, AAC, FLAC, MP3 (compression BZ, ZIP, TBZ2, CBR, RAR, AZW4)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 22M11S (5.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 'A truly welcome and refreshing study that puts earthquake impact on history into a proper perspective' -Amos Nur, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, California, and author of Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God.Since antiquity, on every continent, human beings in search of attractive landscapes and economic prosperity have made a Faustian bargain with the risk of devastation by an earthquake. Today, around half of the world's largest cities - as many as sixty - lie in areas of major seismic activity. Many, such as Lisbon, Naples, San Francisco, Tehran and Tokyo, have been severely damaged or destroyed by earthquakes in the past. But throughout history, starting with ancient Jericho, Rome and Sparta, cities have proved to be extraordinarily resilient: only one, Port Royal in the Caribbean, was abandoned after an earthquake.Earth-Shattering Events seeks to understand exactly how humans and earthquakes have interacted, not only in the short term but also in the long perspective of history. In some cases, physical devastation has been followed by decline. But in others, the political and economic reverberations of earthquake disasters have presented opportunities for renewal. After its wholesale destruction in 1906, San Francisco went on to flourish, eventually giving birth to the high-tech industrial area on the San Andreas fault known as Silicon Valley. An earthquake in Caracas in 1812 triggered the creation of new nations in the liberation of South America from Spanish rule. Another in Tangshan in 1976 catalysed the transformation of China into the world's second largest economy.The growth of the scientific study of earthquakes is woven into this far-reaching history. It began with a series of earthquakes in England in 1750. Today, seismologists can monitor the vibration of the planet second by second and the movement of tectonic plates millimetre by millimetre. Yet, even in the 21st century, great earthquakes are still essentially 'acts of God', striking with much less warning than volcanoes, floods, hurricanes and even tornadoes and tsunamis.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural History, Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology, Volcanology & Seismology, Classical History / Classical Civilisation, General & World History, Earth: Natural History General, Natural Disasters
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 24.82 USD
  • Dimensions: 153x234x30.48mm
  • Weight: 560g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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