Rocked and ruptured - By Jefley J. Aitken, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited.

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Rocked and ruptured


geological faults in New Zealand

Written by: Jefley J. Aitken, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited.
Category: Non Fiction, New Zealand

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0790007207
ISBN 13: 9780790007205
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 88
Publisher: Reed, in association with the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd.
Date Published: 1999
Language: English
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Notes: Picture is of actual book. Has usual stickers and stamps and cover is laminated. Small amount of pen on last page, Ex Library, Cover is slightly worn

Synopsis:

Them rocks, they just a-keep right on a-moving...And, to cut a geographically eternal story short, them earthquakes keep right on a-happening. New Zealand has more than 150 geological faults that are known to be active; many of them twitch repeatedly and around 200 earthquakes a year are big enough to be felt. Rocked and Ruptured investigates where New Zealand's main faults lie and explores the consequences of this country's location astride the boundary between two tectonic plates. Tectonic forces create the faults and their associated earthquakes and account for New Zealand's volcanoes, geothermal activity and mountain chains. This book gives comprehensive yet easy-to-read explanations about how and why faults occur, their impact on the environment when they shake and shudder, how they are recorded and what past events can tell us about future movements of the earth.

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