Earthquakes and Other Earth Movements (Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science) (Paperback)

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John Milne (1850-1913) was a professor of mining and geology at the Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo. While living in Japan, Milne became very interested in seismology, prompted by a strong seismic shock he experienced in Tokyo in 1880. Sixteen years later Milne and two colleagues completed work on the first seismograph capable of recording major earthquakes. This book, originally published in London in 1886, explains why earthquakes happen and what effects they have on land and in the oceans. As Milne points out, Japan provided him with 'the opportunity of recording an earthquake every week'. Starting with an introduction examining the relationship of seismology to the arts and sciences, the book includes chapters on seismometry, earthquake motion, the causes of earthquakes, and their relation to volcanic activity, providing a thorough account of the state of knowledge about these phenomena towards the end of the nineteenth century.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108072632
ISBN-10: 1108072631
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 388
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science