Little Earthquakes

Little Earthquakes


Author : Jennifer Weiner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1847395813
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

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A warm and witty novel from the acclaimed author of Good in Bed, In Her Shoesand the forthcoming Who Do You Love This is the story of what comes after 'happily ever after' as three young wives make the journey into motherhood, and discover how it changes their sense of themselves and their relationships with friends and family. There's Becky, a plump, sexy chef, with an overworked husband, an adorable baby girl...and the mother-in-law from hell. There's Kelly, an event planner who's trying to cram sixty hours of work into twenty-hour weeks, all while charting her baby's every move on a spreadsheet and hoping that her husband will pull his life together, pull on some pants, and find a job. And there's Ayinde, who is married to Philadelphia's most prominent basketball star, until the combination of new baby and infidelity threatens their marriage. As these three grow closer while attempting to put their lives in order, we also come to know Lia, who returns home to Philadelphia after her life in Los Angeles ends in horrible tragedy. By turns moving, funny, and inspiring, Little Earthquakesis a great big delicious read from a prodigiously talented author.


Little Earthquakes

Little Earthquakes


Author : Stephanie Taylor
Publisher : Stephanie Taylor
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Pages : 184 pages
Rating Book: 4./5 ( users)

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Tiny homes are coming to our favorite tiny island…along with a few tiny humans! Christmas Key is laced with holiday decorations and loads of expectation as the end of the year draws near. Pregnant and growing bigger and more uncomfortable with each passing day, Holly is hard at work planning another reality show—this time with HGTV there to document the community of miniature bungalows that will be built on the beach—and all the stars are aligned for a major meteor shower that’s going to be best seen from Florida. With an influx of guests and stargazers, and a surprise visit from Coco right before Holly’s due date, the stress is piling up and the potential for unexpected baby drama is high. But there’s also major opportunity for growth: can Coco and Holly come to terms with their past and agree about their future? Will Holly finally trade in her independence for the promise of a life with Miguel and their baby? The holiday season on Christmas Key is full of love and surprises this year—don’t miss the latest installment in this long-running romantic comedy series…your favorite characters are awaiting your arrival!


A Theory of Small Earthquakes

A Theory of Small Earthquakes


Author : Meredith Maran
Publisher : Catapult
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ISBN : 159376474X
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (593 users)

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“A family’s world is irrevocably rocked when an old female lover from Mom’s past reappears” in this “sexy, audacious, politically charged” novel (Vanity Fair). Eager to escape her damaging past, Alison Rose is drawn to Zoe, a free-spirited artist who offers emotional stability and a love outside the norm. They spend a number of happy years together—until the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake deepens fissures in their relationship, and Alison leaves Zoe for a “normal” life with a man. But Alison’s son is born in the midst of these complications and shifting emotional bonds, and ultimately the three adults must strive to create a life together that will test the boundaries and balance the needs of all. A story spanning two decades, set against the social, political, and geological upheavals of the Bay Area, A Theory of Small Earthquakes “explores the vagaries of love and the true nature of family” (People). “[An] inventive, addictive novel [that] teaches us something new about love and sex, jealousy and loyalty, and also, and perhaps most importantly, motherhood.” —Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother and Red Hook Road “Call it "Two Women, One Man and a Baby." Maran’s take on the modern family is at once unexpected and totally relatable.” —MORE


The Little Book of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

The Little Book of Earthquakes and Volcanoes


Author : Rolf Schick
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN : 0387217096
Pages : 164 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (387 users)

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In this lay reader's introduction to the most spectacular and devastating of all geological events, Rolf Schick describes how earthquakes and volcanoes are related, and how they are an integral part of Earth's structure. Tracing the latest findings and theories in plate tectonics, he helps readers ask and answer the basic questions: What was it during the formation of Earth that led to these phenomena? Why do they occur in certain areas and not in others? How can we, within reason, protect ourselves from their devastation? And how far have we come, and how far can we go, in predicting when they will strike? For the reader who wants a concise and accessible guide to what makes the ground shake and explode, this is the perfect introduction.


Earthquakes

Earthquakes


Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Oceans and Atmosphere
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Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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Considers S. 1473, S. 1474, S. 1444.


United States Earthquakes

United States Earthquakes


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Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (31 users)

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Source Processes of Small Earthquakes, M 1-5

Source Processes of Small Earthquakes, M 1-5


Author : Peggy Ann Johnson
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Pages : 258 pages
Rating Book: 4.C/5 (3 users)

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Deep Earthquakes

Deep Earthquakes


Author : Cliff Frohlich
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521828694
Pages : 558 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (521 users)

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A comprehensive, topical, historical, and geographical summary of deep earthquakes and related phenomena.


Earthquakes

Earthquakes


Author : Michael Woods
Publisher : Lerner Books [UK]
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ISBN : 1580134556
Pages : 68 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (58 users)

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With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories - plus the latest facts and figures - this series takes you up close with the world's most devastating disasters. Each book covers a disaster from both the scientific and human side, capturing the impact and emotion through primary source quotations and photographs.


United States Earthquakes, 1928-1935--

United States Earthquakes, 1928-1935--


Author : U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
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Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (3 users)

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The Physics of Rock Failure and Earthquakes

The Physics of Rock Failure and Earthquakes


Author : Mitiyasu Ohnaka
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1107355338
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (17 users)

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Despite significant advances in the understanding of earthquake generation processes and derivation of underlying physical laws, controversy remains regarding the constitutive law for earthquake ruptures and how it should be formulated. Laboratory experiments are necessary to obtain high-resolution measurements that allow the physical nature of shear rupture processes to be deduced, and to resolve the controversy. This important book provides a deeper understanding of earthquake processes from nucleation to their dynamic propagation. Its key focus is a deductive approach based on laboratory-derived physical laws and formulae, such as a unifying constitutive law, a constitutive scaling law, and a physical model of shear rupture nucleation. Topics covered include: the fundamentals of rock failure physics, earthquake generation processes, physical scale dependence, and large-earthquake generation cycles. Designed for researchers and professionals in earthquake seismology, rock failure physics, geology and earthquake engineering, it is also a valuable reference for graduate students.


Tori Amos's Boys for Pele

Tori Amos's Boys for Pele


Author : Amy Gentry
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 1501321323
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

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It's hard to think of a solo female recording artist who has been as revered or as reviled over the course of her career as Tori Amos. Amy Gentry argues that these violent aesthetic responses to Amos's performance, both positive and negative, are organized around disgust-the disgust that women are taught to feel, not only for their own bodies, but for their taste in music. Released in 1996, Amos's third album, Boys for Pele, represents the height of Amos's willingness to explore the ugly qualities that make all of her music, even her more conventionally beautiful albums, so uncomfortably, and so wonderfully, strange. Using a blend of memoir, criticism, and aesthetic theory, Gentry argues that the aesthetics of disgust are useful for thinking in a broader way about women's experience of all art forms.


Earthquakes

Earthquakes


Author : Louis Charles Pakiser
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Pages : 20 pages
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Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau

Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau


Author : Manuel Berberian
Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN : 0444632972
Pages : 776 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

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Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau is a comprehensive and well-illustrated multi-disciplinary research work that analyzes the human and physical aspects of the active faults and large-magnitude earthquakes since ancient times on the Iranian Plateau. The long-term historical, archaeological, and sociological record of earthquakes discussed here gives insight into earthquake magnitudes, recurrences, fault segmentation, clustering, and patterns of coseismic ruptures from prehistoric times to the present. The first part of the book examines oral traditions and literature of the region concerned with earthquakes, particularly in folklore, epic literature, and theology. The second part assesses dynamic phenomena associated with earthquakes, including active tectonics, archaeoseismicity, and coseismic surface faulting throughout the twentieth century. This work is a valuable technical survey and an essential reference for understanding seismic hazard analysis and earthquake risk minimization in earthquake-prone developing and developed countries throughout the world. Provides a reference for seismic hazard evaluation and analysis Covers data dealing with crustal deformations caused by earthquake faulting and folding since historic times Presents unique and complete data for use in empirical relation analyses in all regions


Earthquakes and Earthquake Insurance

Earthquakes and Earthquake Insurance


Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Policy Research and Insurance
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Pages : 1412 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

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An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure

An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure


Author : Seth Stein
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1118687450
Pages : 512 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (118 users)

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An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes and Earth Structures is an introduction to seismology and its role in the earth sciences, and is written for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The fundamentals of seismic wave propagation are developed using a physical approach and then applied to show how refraction, reflection, and teleseismic techniques are used to study the structure and thus the composition and evolution of the earth. The book shows how seismic waves are used to study earthquakes and are integrated with other data to investigate the plate tectonic processes that cause earthquakes. Figures, examples, problems, and computer exercises teach students about seismology in a creative and intuitive manner. Necessary mathematical tools including vector and tensor analysis, matrix algebra, Fourier analysis, statistics of errors, signal processing, and data inversion are introduced with many relevant examples. The text also addresses the fundamentals of seismometry and applications of seismology to societal issues. Special attention is paid to help students visualize connections between different topics and view seismology as an integrated science. An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure gives an excellent overview for students of geophysics and tectonics, and provides a strong foundation for further studies in seismology. Multidisciplinary examples throughout the text - catering to students in varied disciplines (geology, mineralogy, petrology, physics, etc.). Most up to date book on the market - includes recent seismic events such as the 1999 Earthquakes in Turkey, Greece, and Taiwan). Chapter outlines - each chapter begins with an outline and a list of learning objectives to help students focus and study. Essential math review - an entire section reviews the essential math needed to understand seismology. This can be covered in class or left to students to review as needed. End of chapter problem sets - homework problems that cover the material presented in the chapter. Solutions to all odd numbered problem sets are listed in the back so that students can track their progress. Extensive References - classic references and more current references are listed at the end of each chapter. A set of instructor's resources containing downloadable versions of all the figures in the book, errata and answers to homework problems is available at: http://levee.wustl.edu/seismology/book/. Also available on this website are PowerPoint lecture slides corresponding to the first 5 chapters of the book.


Earthquakes & Volcanoes

Earthquakes & Volcanoes


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Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

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