Table of contents for Earthquakes in human history : the far-reaching effects of seismic disruptions / Jelle Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders.


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Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Table of Conversions xv
CHAPTER 1: Earthquakes: Origins and Consequences 1
Sidebar: induced earthquakes
Sidebar: mark twain's earthquake almanac
CHAPTER 2: In the Holy Land: Earthquakes and the Hand of God 22
CHAPTER 3: The Decline of Ancient Sparta: A Tale of Hoplites, Helots, and a Quaking Earth 45
Sidebar: euripides, homer, and aristotle
CHAPTER 4: Earthquakes in England: Echoes in Religion and Literature 65
CHAPTER 5: The Great Lisbon Earthquake and the Axiom "Whatever Is, Is Right" 88
Sidebar: the wonderful "one-hoss-shay"
CHAPTER 6: New Madrid, Missouri, in 1811: The Once and Future Disaster 108
Sidebar: a disastrous reprise?
CHAPTER 7: Earthquake, Fire, and Politics in San Francisco 139
Sidebar: causes of quakes in the bay area
CHAPTER 8: Japan's Great Kanto Earthquake: "Hell Let Loose on Earth" 170
Sidebar: the kamakura earthquake of 1257 and the rise of the lotus sect
CHAPTER 9: Peru in 1970: Chaos in the Andes 194
Sidebar: in chile--tsunamis, devastation, and darwin
CHAPTER 10: The 1972 Managua Earthquake: Catalyst for Revolution 221
Afterword 243
Glossary 245
Notes and References 253
Index 269



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Earthquakes -- History.
Earthquakes -- Social aspects.
Earthquakes -- Environmental aspects.
Seismology -- History.
Science and civilization.