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The earthquake observers

Deborah R. Coen

The earthquake observers

disaster science from Lisbon to Richter

by Deborah R. Coen

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Published by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Observations,
  • Seismology,
  • Earthquakes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDeborah R. Coen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE539 .C64 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpages ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25307369M
    ISBN 100226111814, 0226111830
    ISBN 109780226111810, 9780226111834
    LC Control Number2012015828

    From December to February , massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley, collapsing homes, snapping large trees midtrunk, and briefly but dramatically reversing the flow of the continent’s mightiest river. For decades, people puzzled over the causes of the quakes, but by the time the nation began to recover from the Civil War, the New Madrid earthquakes had been. "New Books in Science Fiction & Fantasy" Deborah R. Coen, "The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter" (TV Episode ) on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more.

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He said that leaves the country, and the.The French Court enjoyed the services of the publicist, spy and adventurer, Ange Goudar (Hauc ). He came to Portugal in July – and notas he claimed in the preface to his book about the earthquake – on a secret mission to advise the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and War, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo.