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Darwin, Geodynamics and Extreme Waves

Authors: Galiev, Sh. U.

  • Examines the effects of catastrophic amplification of vertically induced waves
  • Uses Charles Darwin’s important geophysical research as a starting point
  • Provides insights into the interaction between earthquakes with volcanoes, seaquake, and tsunami formation
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About this book

This book examines the reasons behind the resonant amplification of seismic and ocean waves that have the capacity to destroy cities and ocean-going vessels. Using Charles Darwin’s important geophysical research as a starting point, it provides insights into the interaction between earthquakes with volcanoes, seaquake, and tsunami formation.

In particular, the author details the observations that Darwin made on a powerful earthquake that occurred in Chile in 1835, noting how the famous naturalist and geologist used the concept of earthquake-induced vertical shock to explain the event's devastating impact. The book then goes on to show how Darwin's concept relates to the catastrophic results of the shallow quakes that recently destroyed Port-au-Prince (Haiti, 2010) and severely damaged Christchurch (New Zealand, 2011).

In addition, the author asks whether Darwin's ideas are endorsed by the discoveries of modern science and whether the results of destructive earthquakes can be modeled using strongly nonlinear wave equations. Coverage also proposes that similar equations can be used to simulate the dynamics of many objects on the surface of the Earth, and to model the origin of the Universe, dark matter, and dark energy as strongly nonlinear wave phenomena.

The book will appeal to students as well as researchers and engineers in geophysics, seismology, nonlinear wave studies, cosmology, physical oceanography, and ocean and coastal engineering. It will also be of use to those who are interested in the phenomena of natural catastrophes as well as those who want to learn more about the life and work of Charles Darwin.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Prologue: A Few Notes About Charles Darwin, His Researches and the Contents of the Book

    Galiev, Sh. U.

    Pages 1-35

  • Introduction

    Galiev, Sh. U.

    Pages 37-49

  • Extracts from Darwin’s Publications, and His Basic Geophysical Ideas

    Galiev, Sh. U.

    Pages 51-79

  • Darwin’s Reports on Catastrophic Natural Phenomena and Modern Science: Topographic Effect and Local Circumstances

    Galiev, Sh. U.

    Pages 81-140

  • Darwin’s Reports on Catastrophic Natural Phenomena and Modern Science: Seaquake-Induced Waves, Atomization and Cavitation

    Galiev, Sh. U.

    Pages 141-191

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16994-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16993-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36399-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. November 4, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Darwin, Geodynamics and Extreme Waves
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16994-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16994-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16993-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36399-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
229 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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