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Finding Resources in Accessit
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Call Number: NFS 551.22 GRA
Publication Date: 2010
Predicting Earthquakes by
Call Number: NFS 551.22 FAR
Publication Date: 2009
Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes by
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Some of the planets most destructive forcesincluding earthquakes and volcanic activityare caused by the same factors that helped shape much of the Earth as it is today. Plate tectonics, or movement of the Earths outer layers, can occur in a number of different ways and produce a range of results, some minor and others far more considerable or devastating. Distinct maps, interesting sidebars, and annotated illustrations of the Earths layers are included in this volume, which details the motion of the planet and the nature and study of both earthquakes and volcanoes.
Publication Date: 2002-03-01
This book examines the forces of nature and their impact on humankind, and addresses global issues such as the causes of earthquakes. The final chapter has been rewritten to examine the issue of global climatic change in the 21st century.
The Asian Tsunami by
Call Number: NFS 363.349 TOW
Publication Date: 2006
Plates move towards one another at convergent boundaries; one plate is forced below another in a process called subduction. Earthquakes and composite volcanoes are common at this type of boundary.
Earthquake monitoring- Geoscience Australia monitors, analyses and reports on significant earthquakes to alert the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments and the public about earthquakes in Australia and overseas.
Earth's crust does not form a single unbroken covering around the planet. Instead, it is divided into a dozen immense plates, called lithospheric plates.
Computer-generated animation re-creates the massive waves that may have changed the course of history.
Students will explore how the discoveries of specific fossils, the geographic fit of the continents, ocean floor magnetic fields, young ocean rocks, and seafloor spreading provide evidence to support the theory of plate tectonics. Exciting footage from Iceland helps illustrate the power of tectonic movement.
Thousands of earthquakes happen each year and Bill Nye the Science Guy trembles in his boots when he explains what causes them. Find out what makes big pieces of the Earth's crust (the plates) move and what you should have on hand in case of a quake. Bill also visits with scientists who study and measure earthquakes.
Other useful links
National Geographic- Tsunamis
A tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, sometimes reaching heights of over 100 feet (30.5 meters), onto land. These walls of water can cause widespread destruction when they crash ashore.
BBC News- Natural Disasters
Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes are just some of the deadly hazards we are exposed to on Earth.
As well as being dangerous to humans, these events shape our planet and affect where and how we live. Volcanoes are thought to have played an important role in the emergence of life.
The 10 biggest earthquakes recorded in history.
Geoscience Australia- Earthquakes
Australia and region — Last 7 days ... Search the GA earthquake database.
The effects of an earthquake depend on many factors, such as the distance from the epicentre and the local ground conditions.
In Japanese, tsunami means "harbor wave." Tsunamis are ocean waves triggered by an earthquake, volcano, or other movement of the ocean floor.
Bureau of Meterology
Deep-ocean tsunami detection buoys are one of two types of instrument used by the Bureau of Meteorology (Bureau) to confirm the existence of tsunami waves generated by undersea earthquakes. These buoys observe and record changes in sea level out in the deep ocean.
Tsunami Disaster Resilience
Produced by Surf Life Saving Australia for ATAG - The Australian Tsunami Advisory Group.