Earthquake Effects Reading List

Easy Reading

Gates, George O., 1990, Safety and survival in an earthquake: U.S. Geological Survey, General Interest Publication. 11 p. (also available in Spanish)

Schultz, Sandra S., and Wallace, Robert E., 1990, The San Andreas Fault, U. S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication, 16p.

Simkin, T. , Tilling, R. I. , Taggart, J. N., Jones, W. J. , and Spall, H., compilers, 1989, This Dynamic Planet: World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plate Tectonics: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, in cooperation with The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.

U. S. Geological Survey, 1990, The severity of an earthquake: U.S. Geological Survey, General Interest Publication, 15 p.

Walker, Bryce, 1982, Earthquake: Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 176 p. (A factual, well-illustrated account of earthquakes and their effects, written for a layperson.)

Ward, Peter L., and others, 1990, The Next Big Earthquake in the Bay Area may come sooner than you think: U. S. Geological Survey in cooperation with other public service agencies, 23p. (Includes an especially good list of additional reading and sources of more information)

Yanev, Peter I., 1991, Peace of mind in earthquake country: Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California, 218p. (A discussion of earthquake hazards and practical steps to take before, during, and after earthquakes.)

Further Reading

Bolt, Bruce A., 1988, Earthquakes: W. H. Freeman, New York, 282 p. (A scientific primer on earthquakes, their causes, measurement, precursors, and effects.)

Gere, James M., and Shah, Haresh C. 1984, Terra non firma: W. H. Freeman, New York, 203 p. (An elementary scientific discussion of earthquakes and how to prepare for them.)

Kimball, Virginia, 1988, Earthquake ready: Roundtable Publishing, Santa Monica, California, 225 p. (A practical guide on how to prepare for earthquakes.)

Nance, John J., 1988, On shaky ground: America's earthquake alert: Avon Books, New York, 440 p. (An, absorbing, factual narrative of earthquake disasters and scientists efforts to understand and cope with earthquakes.)

The National Science Teachers Association, 1988, Earthquakes: a teacher's package for K-6th grades: The National Science Teachers Association, 280 p. (excellent for hands-on activities to teach children about earthquakes.)

Pakiser, Louis C., 1990, Earthquakes: U.S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication, 20 p.


Other Reports by Tau Rho Alpha

Alpha, Tau Rho, 1989, How to construct two paper models showing, the effects of glacial ice on a mountain valley: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-190 A&B. (This report is available on a 3.5-in. MACINTOSH disk and 30 p. report).

Alpha, Tau Rho, Lahr, John C., and Wagner, Linda F., 1989, How to construct a paper model showing the motion that occurred in the San Andreas fault during the Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-640A&B. (This report is available on a 3.5-in. MACINTOSH disk and 10 p. report.).

Alpha, Tau Rho, and Lahr, John C., 1990, How to construct seven paper models that describe faulting of the Earth: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-257 A&B. (This report is available on a 3.5-in. MACINTOSH disk and 40 p. report.)

Alpha, Tau Rho, 1991, How to construct four paper models that describe island coral reefs: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-131A&B. (This report is available on a 3.5-in. MACINTOSH disk and 19 p. report.)

Alpha, Tau Rho, and Gordon, Leslie C.,1991, Make your own paper model of a volcano: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-115A&B. (This report is available on a 3.5-in. MACINTOSH disk and 4 p. report.)

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