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Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest Lowest new price: $9.95
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Author: Sandi Doughton

Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake—the Really Big One—in 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.

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The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet

The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the  Planet Lowest new price: $18.45
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Author: Henry Fountain

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega -- and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place.

At 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2. earthquake – the second most powerful in world history – struck the young state of Alaska. The violent shaking, followed by massive tsunamis, devastated the southern half of the state and killed more than 130 people.  A day later, George Plafker, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, arrived to investigate.  His fascinating scientific detective work in the months that followed helped confirm the then-controversial theory of plate tectonics.

In a compelling tale about the almost unimaginable brute force of nature, New York Times science journalist Henry Fountain combines history and science to bring the quake and its aftermath to life in vivid detail.  With deep, on-the-ground reporting from Alaska, often in the company of George Plafker, Fountain shows how the earthquake left its mark on the land and its people -- and on science.


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California Civil Seismic Principles Solved Problems

California Civil Seismic Principles Solved Problems Lowest new price: $110.00
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Author: Majid Baradar PE

California Civil Seismic Principles Solved Problems provides comprehensive practice for both the California Civil: Seismic Principles exam and the NCEES Structural Engineering (SE) exam. 360 multiple-choice problems cover all exam subjects, including basic seismology, applications of codes and standards, and design details. The variety of problem types, topics, and complexities is representative of the actual exam. Problems in both qualitative and quantitative formats are included, and solutions use the same codes and standards that will be needed on exam day. Step-by-step procedures are used to solve numerical problems; and, detailed explanations are given for qualitative problems.

With California Civil Seismic Principles Solved Problems, you will     
  • review seismic principles and common terminology
  • navigate through the codes and standards
  • apply seismic concepts to common designs
  • solve problems quickly and confidently 
Topics Covered
  • Codes and Regulatory Provisions
  • Diaphragm Theory
  • Details of Structures
  • Seismology Principles
Referenced Codes and Standards
  • Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530)
  • Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318)
  • International Building Code (IBC)
  • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI7)
  • National Design Specification for Wood Construction ASD/LRFD (NDS)
  • Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 341)
  • Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic (SDPWS)

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Connect Access Card for Principles of Environmental Science

Connect Access Card for Principles of Environmental Science Lowest new price: $71.95
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Author: William P Cunningham Prof.

McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following:

• SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.
• Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course.
• Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.
• The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping.

Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html

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Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings

Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings Lowest new price: $199.27
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Author: Thomas Paulay

Emphasizes actual structural design, not analysis, of multistory buildings for seismic resistance. Strong emphasis is placed on specific detailing requirements for construction. Fundamental design principles are presented to create buildings that respond to a wide range of potential seismic forces, which are illustrated by numerous detailed examples. The discussion includes the design of reinforced concrete ductile frames, structural walls, dual systems, reinforced masonry structures, buildings with restricted ductility and foundation walls. In addition to the examples, full design calculations are given for three prototype structures.

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Earth Science (Quickstudy Reference Guides - Academic)

Earth Science (Quickstudy Reference Guides - Academic) Lowest new price: $3.58
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Author: Inc. BarCharts
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This colorful illustrated guide covers the basics of geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy to give the student of Earth sciences a thorough overview of the basics of each.

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California Civil Seismic Principles Practice Exams

California Civil Seismic Principles Practice Exams Lowest new price: $105.00
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Author: Majid Baradar PE

California Civil Seismic Principles Practice Exams provides comprehensive practice for the California Civil: Seismic Principles exam. This book contains two realistic, full-length exams, each with 55 multiple-choice problems. All exam topics are covered, from basic seismology through applications of codes and standards. Step-by-step solutions to quantitative problems illustrate efficient problem-solving approaches. Qualitative solutions explain the correct answers and present related supportive information. Answer keys to both exams are included.

This book can be used at the beginning of your exam preparation to assess familiarity with exam topics and to identify topics needing further review. You can also use this book at the end of your exam preparation to evaluate your preparedness and identify necessary references. Regardless of the way you use this book, California Civil Seismic Principles Practice Exams will be an essential part of your exam preparation.

With California Civil Seismic Principles Practice Exams, you will
  • familiarize yourself with the exam’s topics
  • identify accurate problem-solving approaches
  • navigate through the codes and standards
  • solve problems quickly and confidently

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Environmental Science

Environmental Science Lowest new price: $106.20
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Author: William P Cunningham Prof.

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. Case studies in most chapters show examples of real progress, and “What Can You Do?” lists give students ideas for contributing to solutions.

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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Lowest new price: $11.13
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Author: Steve Olson
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A riveting history of the Mount St. Helens eruption that will "long stand as a classic of descriptive narrative" (Simon Winchester).

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings from Mount St. Helens in southwestern Washington State. Still, no one was prepared when a cataclysmic eruption blew the top off of the mountain, laying waste to hundreds of square miles of land and killing fifty-seven people. Steve Olson interweaves vivid personal stories with the history, science, and economic forces that influenced the fates and futures of those around the volcano. Eruption delivers a spellbinding narrative of an event that changed the course of volcanic science, and an epic tale of our fraught relationship with the natural world.

8 pages of illustrations; 8 maps

An Amazon Best Book of March 2016: In 1980, more than a thousand feet disappeared from the top of Mt. St Helens in a moment of stunning power, decapitating the mountain and leveling miles of old growth forest in a shockwave of boiling ash. 57 lives we lost within minutes, and yet the disaster didn't come without warning: the prior two months saw the volcano awaken in a series of earthquakes, ash plumes, and a massive, growing bulge on the north face looming ominously over Spirit Lake and the valleys below. Why was anyone there at all? Steve Olson's Eruption examines the forces at work--volcanic, economic, political, and historical--to tell a story at both geologic and human scales, documenting in thrilling fashion the demise of an iconic landscape as well as those who witnessed it: who they were, why they were there, and what they experienced when the earth opened and the sky fell. --Jon Foro

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Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications

Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications Lowest new price: $125.87
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Author: William P Cunningham Prof.
Brand: Brand: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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.

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