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A History of British Earthquakes

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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521140997

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  • First published in 1924, this classic volume details the history of British earthquakes from the year 974 to the beginning of the twentieth century. Building on material laid out in his 1912 volume The Origin of British Earthquakes, Charles Davison based his method of investigation on the theory that earthquakes were the results of successive steps in the growth of faults. Using a modification of the well-known Rossi–Forel scale, and with reference to the latest scientific studies of his time, he compiled a catalogue of all known British earthquakes. Davison was at pains to include only those earthquakes that were undoubtedly British, omitting many disturbances which had been doubtfully placed in other British lists of his time. His aim was to trace the zones in which crust-changes occurred and where the faults were still live, and to uncover some of the laws that govern the growth of faults. Additionally, Davison included a chapter describing 'Extra-British' earthquakes, examining disturbances felt in Britain that originated in Ireland, the Channel Islands, Norway, and as far away as Lisbon. His concluding chapters address the sound phenomena, distribution, and origin of different types of earthquakes.

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521140997
    • length: 436 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Catalogue of British earthquakes
    3. Earthquakes of Inverness and of other centres near the Great Glen fault
    4. Earthquakes of Comrie and of other centres near the Highland border fault
    5. Menstrie earthquakes
    6. Earthquakes of miscellaneous and unknown centres in Scotland
    7. Earthquakes of north Wales
    8. Earthquakes of south Wales
    9. Earthquakes of the north-west of England
    10. Earthquakes of the north-east of England
    11. Earthquakes of the west of England
    12. Earthquakes of the midland counties of England
    13. Twin earthquakes of the west and midland counties of England
    14. Earthquakes of the east of England
    15. Earthquakes of the south-west of England
    16. Earthquakes of the south of England
    17. Earthquakes of the south-east of England
    18. Earthquakes of the unknown epicentres in England
    19. Earth-shakes in mining and limestone districts
    20. Extra-British earthquakes
    21. Sound phenomena of British earthquakes
    22. Distribution of British earthquakes in space and time
    23. Origin of British earthquakes
    Index.

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    Charles Davison

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