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Coen, Deborah R
The earthquake observers : disaster science from Lisbon to Richter / Deborah R. Coen
Alternate Title Disaster science from Lisbon to Richter
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013, ©2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QE539 .C64 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Seismology -- History
Earthquakes -- Observations -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description 348 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [281]-343) and index
Contents The human seismograph -- The planet in the village: Comrie, Scotland, 1788-1897 -- News of the apocalypse -- The tongues of seismology: Switzerland, 1855-1912 -- Geographies of hazard -- The moment of danger -- Fault lines and borderlands: imperial Austria, 1880-1914 -- What is the earth? -- The youngest land: California, 1853-1906 -- A true measure of violence: California, 1906-1935

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