Recent horrifying natural disasters such as the Banda Aceh Indonesia tsunami and the Bam, Iran, and Muzaffarabad, Pakistan earthquakes - among the worst in history - show that the burgeoning world population is clearly expanding faster than our reduction technology can handle. A greatly needed update, Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Third Edition provides a single source on historical earthquakes and volcanic eruptions for the student and layperson alike doing research on this subject. The changes in this timely new edition are many. This third edition now includes not only new events but also as many examples of historical earthquakes as possible for contrast or comparison. Its significantly expanded coverage in the Middle East reflects the world's focus in recent years. And because many of these disasters involve destruction by landslides and avalanches, there are now more entries related to such events and processes, including tsunami research and technology. In addition, many tables were added to place the magnitude of these recent disasters into historical context.
From John Grogan, author of theNew York TimesbestsellersBad Dogs Have More Fun,Marley and Me, andThe Long Way Home, comes a new collection of more than eighty newspaper articles from thePhiladelphia Inquirerwritten when he was a columnist there. InLife Is Like a Sailboat, John Grogan shows us all sides of the human conditionpieces that reflect his unique understanding of the crazy-quilt world we inhabit. From the fragility of life almost gone in an instant at a crosswalk, to avoiding the shoals of adolescence, to cell phones driving us to distraction (as we drive!), to turning the tables on telemarketers, to the Iraq War coming home to a small town in Pennsylvaniathese pieces are filled with insight and sensitivity, laced with humor and understanding. In his own very unique way, John Grogan makes all of us feel more connected to each other and less like strangers living in a strange land.
South Campus Library Maps and Atlases
The South Campus Library keeps maps and atlases in the northwest corner of the first floor near the Study Break Cafe.