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Earthquakes in the Early Modern Era

Gregory Smits

in Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book investigates the influence of the 1855 Ansei Edo earthquake in the context of major earthquakes of Japan's early modern and modern eras. It argues that the Ansei Edo earthquake played a ... More


Into the Twenty-First Century

Gregory Smits

in Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the iconic function of the Ansei Edo earthquake in the modern era and the influence of early modern earthquake lore on the modern science of seismology, conceptions of Japan, ... More


Tectonic Evolution, Geology, and Geomorphology

Alain Demoulin

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The present-day major relief features of western Europe are to a great extent determined by the underlying geological structures, either passively or actively. To get a comprehensive picture of ... More


Neotectonics

Francesco Dramis and Emanuele Tondi

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Debate in neotectonics mainly hinges on how far back in time the prefix ‘neo’ should be taken. The term ‘neotectonics’ means, in a first approximation, geologically young, recent or living (active) ... More


Loss of Trust in Experts: Earthquakes, Dams, and Well Collapses

Shiju Sam Varughese

in Contested Knowledge: Science, Media, and Democracy in Kerala

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199469123
eISBN:
9780199087433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469123.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

When a series of micro-earthquakes struck Kerala, various scientific institutions provided contradictory explanations regarding the epicentres and magnitudes, leading to public criticism. The ... More


Icelandic Geothermal Energy: Shifting Ground

Kathleen M. Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Today’s energy sectors hold different potentials for saving on energy, carbon, and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). Buildings, for instance, represent more than 40% of energy use worldwide and ... More


Tectonic Setting and Landscape Development

Anne Mather

in The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199268030
eISBN:
9780191919305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199268030.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The Mediterranean is the westernmost part of the global-scale Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt which stretches from Spain to New Zealand. The landscapes of the region have a long and complex history ... More


Earthquakes

Stathis Stiros

in The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199268030
eISBN:
9780191919305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199268030.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Earthquakes have played a major role in the evolution of the Mediterranean landscape. They are the most important geohazard in the region and huge sums are invested annually in seismic monitoring, ... More


New Zealand and the Pacific

Ian Lochhead and Paul Walker

in Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198713326
eISBN:
9780191781766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713326.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

New Zealand’s first architecture was shaped by the country’s geographical remoteness, its seismically active geology and its natural abundance of timber. Māori settlers, from around 1250–1300 CE, ... More


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