Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Earthquake: Nature and Culture” as Want to Read:
Earthquake: Nature and Culture
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Earthquake: Nature and Culture

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010’s horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering and improved disaster ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 15th 2012 by Reaktion Books (first published October 15th 2012)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Earthquake, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Earthquake

Community Reviews

(showing 1-20)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Kristi Thielen
Jul 19, 2013 Kristi Thielen rated it it was amazing
Concise, informative book that goes where most scientific books do not: into the history of earthquake study - and the personalities who played a role in its development - plus the impact earthquakes have had on those who have suffered through them. Special emphasis is placed on the San Andreas Fault.

It came as no surprise that San Franciscans of 1906 did all they could to hush up the story about the earthquake SF experienced, as it ran counter to the image city boosters wanted to portray.


It was
...more
Chris Meads
Jul 04, 2014 Chris Meads rated it really liked it
Shelves: science, historic
This was an interesting read. I have always been interested in earthquakes and this book talked about the histories of the Japan and United States quakes. There were sections on the history of seismology from trying to find out how earthquakes start to the beginnings of seismology. It showed how people started out with a simple seismograph to the more complex ones, how men thought they could predict when quakes would happen.

In the back of the book is a list of known earthquakes going back in tim
...more
Jennifer
Feb 23, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This will be a quick and easy read for those who are interested in the history of earthquakes and some of the theory behind current practices. It is well written and not too technical. The introduction discusses the possible effects of earthquakes on culture and governments. I confess I was hoping for a more anthropological approach based on the introduction. While that did not end up being the focus of the book, it was still an interesting read.
Jaelithe
Jaelithe rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2015
eseki
eseki rated it liked it
Jan 26, 2015
Tammie
Tammie rated it really liked it
Dec 27, 2015
Beth
Beth marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2012
Jennifer Fraser
Jennifer Fraser marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2012
Huw
Huw added it
Jun 26, 2013
Samuel Van
Samuel Van marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2015
Efi
Efi marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2015
Tina
Tina marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2015
Lauren
Lauren marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2015
Steph
Steph marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2015
Jbondandrews
Jbondandrews marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2016
abcdefg
abcdefg marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2016
James
James marked it as to-read
May 06, 2016
Eirína
Eirína marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2016
Richard Blackmore
Richard Blackmore marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2016
Jenny Barton
Jenny Barton marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
69030
Librarian Note: There is more than one author by this name in the Goodreads data base.

W. Andrew Robinson is a British author and former newspaper editor.

Andrew Robinson was educated at the Dragon School, Eton College where he was a King's Scholar, University College, Oxford where he read Chemistry and finally the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is the son of Neville Robinson,
...more
More about Andrew Robinson...

Share This Book