Best Seismology Books
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1. Touring the Springs of Florida: A Guide to the State's Best Springs (Touring Hot Springs)
Author: by Melissa Watson
Highlighting the finest cold springs in the state, Touring the Springs of Florida features full-color photos and in-depth descriptions for each of the springs and surrounding areas. Detailed maps, GPS coordinates, and thorough driving directions lead you every step of the way.
Whether you’re tubing, swimming, snorkeling, paddling, hiking, diving, or simply sightseeing, there’s a spring for you. Grab a towel, bring a camera, don your mask and snorkel, and prepare to get wet as you begin an adventure unlike any other.
Author: by Donald Silver
An exciting journey of science discovery is as near as your own backyard. Just one small square is alive with creepers and crawlers, lifters and leapers, singers, buzzers, climbers, builders, and recyclers. Backyard invites children ages 7 and up to become nature lovers by looking, listening, touching, and smelling the world from the ground up!
From the unique One Small Square series of science acitivity books… Where children can explore exotic and familiar ecosystems in detail, one small square at a time.
3. The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
Author: by Simon Winchester
From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world’s first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology.
In 1793 William Smith, a canal digger, made a startling discovery that was to turn the fledgling science of the history of the earth – and a central plank of established Christian religion – on its head. He noticed that the rocks he was excavating were arranged in layers; more important, he could see quite clearly that the fossils found in one layer were very different from those found in another.
And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following the fossils, one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell – clear across England and, indeed, clear across the world. Determined to publish his profoundly important discovery by creating a map that would display the hidden underside of England, he spent twenty years traveling the length and breadth of the kingdom by stagecoach and on foot, studying rock outcrops and fossils, piecing together the image of this unseen universe.
4. Environmental Science
Author: by William Cunningham
Environmental Science: A Global Concern is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level.
As practicing scientists and educators, the Cunningham author team brings decades of experience in the classroom, in the practice of science, and in civic engagement. This experience helps give students a clear sense of what environmental science is and why it matters in this exciting, new 13th edition.
Environmental Science: A Global Concern provides readers with an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science. The authors balance evidence of serious environmental challenges with ideas about what we can do to overcome them. An entire chapter focuses on ecological restoration; one of the most important aspects of ecology today.
5. 2nd Grade Science: Daily Practice Workbook | 20 Weeks of Fun Activities (Physical, Life, Earth and Space Science, Engineering | Video Explanations Included | 200+ Pages Workbook)
Author: by ArgoPrep
The 2nd Grade Science Daily Practice workbook by ArgoPrep is designed to help build mastery of foundational science skills. Our science workbooks offer students 20 weeks of practice of various science skills required for first grade including Physical Science, Life Science, Earth & Space Science, and Engineering.
Students will explore science topics in depth with ArgoPrep’s 5 E’S to build science mastery. Engaging with the topic: Read a short text on the topic and answer multiple choice questions. Exploring the topic: Interact with the topic on a deeper level by collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.
Explaining the topic: Make sense of the topic by explaining and beginning to draw conclusions about the data. Experimenting with the topic: Investigate the topic through hands on, easy to implement experiments. Elaborating on the topic: Reflect on the topic and use all information learned to draw conclusions and evaluate results.
ArgoPrep’s 2nd Grade Science Daily Practice Workbook is state-aligned and aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Here’s a preview of what our workbook covers! Classifying Matter Based on Hardness, Weight, Texture and FlexibilityClassifying Matter Based on Strength, Force and HardnessChemical Reactions and States of MatterThe Characteristics of LightSoundVertebrates and InvertebratesThe Water CyclePlants & PollinatorsPlants Structures & FunctionsHabitatsAdaptation & SurvivalThe Sun and Light on EarthErosionNatural DisastersSeasonsParts of the Solar SystemWater on EarthTaking Care of Our PlanetThe Day and Night SkyEngineeringArgoPrep is one of the leading providers of K-8 supplemental educational products.
6. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Author: by Simon Winchester
February 5, 2013
The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth’s most dangerous volcano – Krakatoa. The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa – the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster – was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people.
Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event that has only very recently been properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round die planet for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of light.
The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogot and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island’s destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away.
7. One Small Square: Woods
Author: by Donald Silver
The woods are full of puzzles to be solved, clues to be found. Inspired by this book’s hints and fun-filled experiments and activities, and using only simple equipment, young readers unlock the closely guarded secrets of the woodsfrom the strange meetings of lazy butterflies, to the miraculous “walking” of a twig, to the riddle of why the leaves turn color and fall.
One small square at a time, these “detectives” plunge deeper and deeper into ancient mysterieswithout ever getting lost. Beautifully illustrated, Woods offers a picture field guide, a glossary-index, and a resource list.
8. Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
Author: by Sandi Doughton
Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquakethe Really Big Onein the continental United States. A quake will happen-in fact it’s actually overdue. The Cascadia subduction zone is 750 miles long, running along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to southern British Columbia.
In this fascinating book, The Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are.
With a 100% chance of a mega-quake hitting the Pacific Northwest, this fascinating book reports on the scientists who are trying to understand when, where, and just how big THE BIG ONE will be.
9. Touring Hot Springs Montana and Wyoming: The States' Best Resorts and Rustic Soaks
Author: by Jeff Birkby
Featuring everything from developed hot springs resorts to isolated mountain pools, this newly revised guide covers the publicly accessible hot springs in Montana and Wyoming. Clear directions are given to each hot spring along with historical notes, nearby attractions, accommodations, and soaking regulations in Yellowstone National Park.
10. Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon
Author: by Jeff Birkby
C & A Scientific
Scattered from the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the dry desert lakebeds of the Alvord Desert, the hot springs of Washington and Oregon provide some of the most unique vacation opportunities in the western United States. This guide describes 40 of the region’s best soaks, including firsthand descriptions of each soaking location, along with detailed maps and directions, best seasons to visit, and intriguing histories and legends.
Whether you’re searching for a family hot springs resort with all the conveniences or an isolated natural thermal pool miles from civilization, Touring Washington and Oregon Hot Springs will guide you to a truly memorable escape from the ordinary.
11. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
Author: by Haraldur Sigurdsson
Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today.
The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc..
Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity.
12. Principles of Environmental Science
Author: by William Cunningham
Rather than the 25 to 30 chapters found in most environmental science textbooks, the authors have limited Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications to 16 chapters-perfect for the one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. True to its title, the goal of this concise text is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning.
13. Coral Reef
Author: by Donald Silver
Hardy adventurers ages 6 – 9 dive into a silent watery world where tiny coral animals grow together to form rock gardens of white, pink, and red-orange. In this action-packed undersea circus, jaws snap, tentacles sting, ink gets squirted, and fish suddenly glow while animals that look like plants sway gently and bashful clams hide the lively secrets inside their shells.
Surprisingly dry and armed with a few pieces of equipment and their boundless imaginations, children explore this magical realm one small square at a time. “Science education at its best.” Science Books and Films
14. Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
Author: by Cornelis Klein
Cambridge University Press
This concise, accessible, market-leading textbook brings together the wide-ranging fundamentals students need to understand rocks and minerals, and shows them how they relate to the broader Earth, materials and environmental sciences. Designed specifically for one-semester courses, it is beautifully illustrated to explain the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology.
This edition has been fully updated based on classroom experience, and new features include a completely new chapter providing an elementary introduction to thermodynamics, kinetics, radioactive decay and absolute dating; new mineral descriptions and many new stunning color photographs; and a new section on hydraulic fracturing and discussion of some of its most serious potential environmental consequences.
The book uses stunning photos of mineral specimens and rock thin sections to help students build a core understanding. It also creates a highly effective learning experience through close integration of clear illustrations with engaging text, and helps students to easily visualize crystal structures through the CrystalViewer’s 3D software, available online.
15. Tsunami: The World's Greatest Waves
Author: by James Goff
Oxford University Press
Every year that passes without a tsunami means that we’re just that much closer to our next one. What can we do to ensure we’re prepared when the next catastrophic tsunami strikes? The ferocious waves of a tsunami can travel across oceans at the speed of a jet airplane.
They can kill families, destroy entire cultures, and even gut nations. To understand these beasts in our waters well enough to survive them, we must understand how they’re created and learn from the past. In this book, tsunami specialists James Goff and Walter Dudley arm readers with everything they need to survive a tsunami and maybe even avoid the next one.
The book takes readers on a historical journey through some of the most devastating tsunamis in human history, some of the quirky ones, andeven some that may not even be what most of us think of as tsunamis. Diving into personal and scientific stories of disasters, Tsunami pulls readers into the many ways these waves can be generated, ranging from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to explosions, landslides, and beyond.
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Author: by Patrick Leon Abbott
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