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Earthquakes and Animals: From Folk Legends to Science Hardcover – Nov 18 2005

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing; 1 edition (Nov. 18 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9812385916
  • ISBN-13: 978-9812385918
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 621 g
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In Asian countries where earthquakes occur frequently, often with many casualties, an abundant folklore of legends and proverbs about earthquake precursor phenomena has grown up. Read the first page
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Most intriguing book Jan. 29 2005
By Dr. N. E. Whitehead - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Most of us have heard about the alleged sensitivity of animals to imminent earthquakes. This Japanese academic author makes quite a persuasive case that the anecdotal material has a solid core of reality to it and the sensitivity is due to animal reaction to precursory low frequency electromagnetic waves generated underground from piezoelectric effects on quartz. He reports a good deal of substantiating laboratory tests. This is quite clearly presented for the cutting-edge science it is. My only reservation is some speculative parts
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I happen to work in the field of seismic phenomena and used to check this out from a university library. An excellent addition to my companies technical library!