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    Resources for Teachers THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY

    OF AMERICA 201 Plaza Professional Building

    El Cerrito, CA 94530-4003 (510) 525-5474, FAX: (510) 525-7204

    (The Seismological Society of America publishes two research journals - The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America and Seismological Research Letters, both issued bi-monthly. The Society also sponsors a national meeting in the spring of each year and a meeting of the society's Eastern Section in the fall.)

    The following list of reference materials was prepared to provide teachers (primarily grades K-12) with resource information which will be of use in teaching topics related to seismology. The resources are separated into seven categories: reference information (primarily books, scientific papers and pamphlets), maps, videotapes, slide sets, computer hardware/software, seismographs, and databases. Suggestions for "first-time-users" of seismology materials and some information on how to obtain copies of the resources listed here are given at the end of this brochure. Inclusion of materials in this brochure does not constitute an endorsement by the SSA. (Internet:

    Reference List American Institute of Professional Geologists, The Citizens Guide to Geologic Hazards, AIPG, Avada, Colorado,

    134 pp., 1993. (Order from AIPG, 303-431-0831, $19.95). Atkinson, W., The Next New Madrid Earthquake: A Survival Guide for the Midwest, SIU Press, Carbondale,

    1989. Bertero, V.V. (Ed.), Lessons Learned from the 1985 Mexico Earthquake, 264 pp., 1989, $15. Earthquake Eng.

    Res. Inst., 499 14th St., Ste. 320, Oakland, CA 94612-1902, (510) 451-0905. Bolt, B.A., Inside the Earth, W.H. Freeman & Company, San Francisco, 191 pp., 1982. Bolt, B.A., Earthquakes, (4th edition), W.H. Freeman & Company, New York, 366 pp., 1999. Bolt, B.A., Earthquakes and Geological Discovery, Sci. Amer. Lib., W.H. Freeman, NY., 229 pp., 1993. Bolt, B.A., W.L. Horn, G.A. Macdonald, R.F. Scott, Geological Hazards: Earthquakes-Tsunamis-Volcanoes-

    Avalanches-Landslides-Floods, (2nd ed.), Springer-Verlag, NY, 330 pp., 1977. Braus, J. (editor), Geology: The Active Earth, Ranger Rick's Nature Scope, National Wildlife Federation, 69 pp.,

    1987. Bronson, W., The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned - A Moving Record of America's Great Earthquake and Fire: San

    Francisco, April 18, 1906, Chronicle Books, 275 5th St., San Francisco, CA 94102, 192 pp., 1986, ($14.95).

    Brumbaugh, D.S., Earthquakes: Science and Society, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 251 pp., 1999. Bryant, E.A., Natural Hazards, Cambridge Univ. Press, 294 pp., 1991. Calhoun, F., Earthquake Survival Guide, Magnet Press, Berkeley, CA, 1991. California Division of Mines and Geology, Earthquake Planning Scenario for a Magnitude 8.3 Earthquake on the

    San Andreas Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area, CDMG Special Pub. 62, Sacramento, CA, 1982. California Seismic Safety Commision, Architectural Practice and Earthquake Hazards, and The Homeowners

    Guide to Earthquake Safety, CA-SSC, 1900 K St., Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814, 1992. Chapman, D., Natural Hazards, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 174 pp., 1994. Christman, R.A., Epicenters of the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake and Time Travel: Earthquake Waves and

    Horses, in Activities for Earth Science (edited by V. Mayor), ERIC Clearinghouse (1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1079; 614/292-7784), 1980.

    Christman, R.A., Epicenters of the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake, in Earth Science Investigations, edited by M.A. Oosterman and M.T. Schmidt, Amer. Geol. Inst., Alexandria, VA, 1991.

    Cohen, D., D. Menuez and R.G. Tussy (Eds.), Effects of the Earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Valdez, Alaska, U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 542-C, 36 p., 1966.

    Cohen, Stan, 8.6 The Great Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Missoula, Montana, 128 pp., 1997.

    Cole, J. and B. Degen, The Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth, Scholastic Inc., New York, 40 pp., 1987. Cook, N., (developed by Washington MESA), Measuring Earthquakes: Real-World Mathematics Through

    Science, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company., Menlo Park, CA, 87 pp., 1994. Deery, R., Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Good Apple, Carthage, Illinois, 42 pp., 1985.

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    dePolo, C.M., and D.B. Slemmons, Estimation of earthquake size for seismic hazards, in Neotectonics in Earthquake Evaluation (edited by E.L. Krinitzsky and D.B. Slemmons), Geol. Soc. Amer., Rev. Eng. Geol., VIII, 1-28, 1990.

    Dewey, J.W., D.P. Hill, W.L. Ellsworth, and E.R. Engdahl, Earthquakes, faults, and the seismotectonic framework of the contiguous United States, in Geophysical Framework of the Continental United States, edited by L.C. Pakiser and W.D. Mooney, Geol. Soc. Am. Memoir 172, Boulder, CO, 541-575, 1989.

    Doyle, H., Seismology, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 218 pp., 1995. Dunbar, P.K., P.A. Lockridge, and L.S. Whiteside, Catalog of Significant Earthquakes, 2150 B.C.-1991 A.D., U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S.

    Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 320 pp., 1992, Catalog available for $15, digital database on magnetic tape ($106) or diskette ($31). Order from National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, Code E/GC1, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303, (303) 497-6084.

    Earth Anatomy poster, Tufts University, Wright Center for Science Education, write on school letterhead: Wright Center, Dept. W., Sci. & Tech. Center, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA 02155;

    The Earthquake Project, Earthquake Preparedness for Schools and Preparing Your Home for an Earthquake, pamphlets available from The Earthquake Project, Ten Winthrop Square, Boston, MA 02110-1273.

    Earthquake Watch Kit, available from Science Kit and Boreal Laboratories (800-828-7777), $21.95. Earthquakes and Volcanoes, a bimonthly publication of the U.S. Geological Survey. Eckel, E., and others, The Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964, Lessons and Conclusions, U.S.G.S. Prof. Pap. 546, 57 pp., 1970. EERI, Public Policy and Building Safety, EERI Endowment Fund White Paper, Oakland, CA, 57 pp., 1996. Ernst, W.G., The Dynamic Planet, Columbia University Press, New York, 281 pp., 1990. FEMA Earthquake Hazards Reduction Series Publications (List available from: Federal Emergency Management Agency, PO Box 70274,

    Washington, DC 20024). FEMA, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook: Earthquake Hazards Reduction Series 41, FEMA-

    154, prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council, Washington, DC. Describes the technique of rapid visual screening of buildings for potential seismic hazard.

    FEMA, Seismic Considerations: Elementary and Secondary Schools, FEMA-149, revised 1990, 102 pages, prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council, Washington, DC.

    FEMA, Non-Technical Explanation of the NEHRP Recommended Provisions, FEMA-99, 88 pages, prepared by the Building Seismic Saftey Council, Washington, DC, 1990.

    FEMA, Seismic Consideration for Communities at Risk, FEMA-83, 146 pages, prepared by the Building Seismic Safety Council, Washington, DC, 1990. (Free copies of the above FEMA publications can be obtained from: Building Seismic Safety Council, 1201 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 289-7800; FAX: (202) 289-1092.)

    FEMA, USGS Response to an Urban Earthquake: Northridge '94, Open-File Rpt. 96-263, 78 pp., prepared by U.S.G.S., 1996. FEMA/AGU, Seismic Sleuths - Earthquakes - A Teachers Package on Earthquakes for Grades 7-12, Am. Geophysical Un., Washington, D.C.,

    367 pp., 1994. (FEMA 253, for free copy, write on school letterhead to: FEMA, PO Box 70274, Washington, DC 20024). Fowler, C.M.R., The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, England, 1990. Fuller, M.L., The New Madrid Earthquake: A Scientific Factual Field Account, U.S. Geological Survey, Govt. Printing Office, Washington,

    Bulletin 494, (reprinted) 1990. Gates, G.O., Safety & survival in an earthquake, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, 22(1), 26-32, 1990. Gere, J.M. and H.C. Shah, Terra Non Firma: Understanding and Preparing for Earthquakes, W.H. Freeman, NY, 203 pp., 1984. Gore, R., Our Restless Planet Earth, National Geographic, v. 168, 142-181, 1985. (Includes map, Earths Dynamic Crust.) Gore, R., California Earthquakes, National Geographic, v. 187, no. 4, p. 2-37, April, 1995. (Includes color seismicity maps of world and west

    coast of the U.S.). Gubbins, D., Seismology and Plate Tectonics, Cambridge University Press, New York, 1990. Hamilton, R.M., Quakes Along the Mississippi, National History, v. 89, 70-75, 1980. Hamilton, R.M. and A.C. Johnston (Eds.), Tecumseh's Prophecy: Preparing for the Next New Madrid Earthquake, U.S. Geol. Surv. Circ. 1066,

    30 pp., 1990. Hanif, M., As the earth quakes...what happens?, Science and Children, 27(4), 36-39, 1990. Hansen, G. and E. Condon, Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, Cameron

    and Co., San Francisco, 1989. Harden, D.R., An Introductory Geology Exercise on Contouring Intensities for the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, J. Geological Education, v.

    38, 105-106, 1990. Hardy, G.R., and M.N. Tolman, Cakequake! An earth-shaking experience: Treat children to a lesson on plate teconics, Science and Children,

    29(1), 18-21, 1991. Harris, J.W., Building a Firm Foundation - Educating about Geologic Disasters, The Science Teacher, v. 47(9), 22-25, 1980. Harris, S.L., Agents of Chaos, Mountain Press Publishing Company, 260 pp., 1990. Hauksson, E., Seismicity, faults and earthquake potential in Los Angeles, in Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California, Assoc. Eng.

    Geologists Spec. Pub., Star Pub. Co., Belmont, CA, 167-179, 1992. Hays, W.W., Procedures for Estimating Earthquake Gound Motions, U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Pap. 1114, 77 pp., 1980. Hennet, C.B., and L.W. Braile, Exploring the Earth Using Seismology, color poster, 1999, obtain from IRIS (

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    How to Construct a Paper Model Showing the Motion That Occurred on the San Andreas Fault During the Loma Pireta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989, USGS Open File Report 89-640A, (available from the U.S.G.S., Books and Open-File Reports, Box 25425, Denver, CO 80225, (303) 236-7476; $1.50 for paper copy, $4.50 for microfiche). Hubbell, S., Earthquake Fever, The New Yorker, February 11, 1991, p. 75-84. Iacopi, R., Earthquake Country, Lane Book Co., Menlo Park, CA, 1978. Jennings, P.C., Engineering seismology, in Earthquakes, Observation, Theory and Interpretation, edited by H. Kanamori and E. Boschi, North

    Holland, Amsterdam, 138-173, 1983. Johnston, A.C., A major earthquake zone on the Mississippi, Scientific American, p. 60-68, April, 1982. Johnston, A.C., An earthquake strength scale for the media and the public, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, v. 22, 214-216, 1990. Johnston, A.C., and S.J. Nava, Seismic-hazard assessment in the central United States, in Neotectonics in Earthquake Evaluation, edited by E.L.

    Krinitzsky and D.B. Slemmons, Rev. in Eng. Geol., Geol. Soc. Am., Vol. VIII, 47-58, 1990. Johnston, A.C., The Rift, the River and the Earthquake: The Story of the New Madrid Fault Zone, Earth, January 1992. Jones, L.M., Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country, Southern California Earthquake Center, 30 pp., 1995 (also available on the Internet at: Kanamori, H., Magnitude scale and quantification of earthquakes, Tectonophysics, v. 93, 185-199, 1983. Kearey, P. and M. Brooks, An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration, 2nd edition, Blackwell Sci., London, 254 pp., 1991. (Chapters 3-5 on

    seismic exploration methods.) Kearey, P. and F.J. Vine, Global Tectonics, 2nd edition, Blackwell Sci., London, 333 pp., 1996. Keller, E.A. and N. Pinter, Active Tectonics: Earthquakes, Uplift, and Landscape, Prent. Hall, Up. Saddle R., NJ, 338 pp., 1996. Kimball, V., Earthquake Ready: The Complete Preparedness Guide, A practical, non-technical guide to preparation and survival, Roundtable

    Pub., Malibu, CA, 1992. Korba, D.G., What earthquakes waves tell us about the Earth's interior, in Earth Science Investigations, edited by M.A. Oosterman and M.T.

    Schmidt, Amer. Geol. Institute, Alexandria, VA, 1991. Kovach, R.L., Earth's Fury: An Introduction to Natural Hazards and Disasters, Prentice Hall, Up. Saddle R., NJ, 214 pp., 1995. Kulhanek, O., Anatomy of Seismograms, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 178 pp., 1990. Lagorio, H.J., Earthquakes, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1990. Lay, T., Structure and Fate of Subducting Slabs, Academic Press, San Diego, 185 pp., 1994. Levy, M., and M. Salvadori, Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail, W.W. Norton, New York, 314 pp., 1992. Levy, M. and M. Salvadori, Why the Earth Quakes, W.W. Norton, New York, 215 pp., 1995. Lindh, A.G., Earthquake prediction: The seismic cycle pursued, Nature, v. 348, 580-581, 1990. Lowman, P., K. Wilkes, and R.W. Ridky, Earthquakes and Plate Boundaries, J. Geological Education, v. 26, 69-72, 1978. Lumsden, D.N., An Earthquake Lab for Physical Geology, J. Geological Education, v. 38, 30-37, 1990. Matthys, L. and S. Mario, Why Buildings Fall Down, W.W. Norton & Co., New York and London, 1992. Mattox, S.R., A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii National Park, HI, Hawaii Natural History

    Association, 391 pp., 1994. (Includes lessons on earthquakes for K-12 students.) McCredie, S., Tsunami: The Wrath of Poseidon, Smithsonian Magazine, v. 24(12), 28-39, 1994. Monastersky, R., Abandoning Richter, Science News, v. 146, no. 16, 250-252, 1994. Murck, B.W., B.J. Skinner, and S.C. Porter, Dangerous Earth: An Introduction to Geologic Hazards, Wiley, New York, 300 pp., 1997. Myles, D., The Great Waves: Tsunami, McGraw-Hill, New York, 194 pp., 1985. National Academy of Sciences, Liquefaction of Soils During Earthquakes, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1985. National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER) Information Service, Information on Earthquake Safety in Schools, 1992.

    (State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 14261). A list of publications, videos, and places to order information on earthquake safety in schools.

    National Geographic Society, Our Violent Earth, Washington, DC, 1982. National Research Council, Panel on Regional Networks, Assessing the Nations Earthquakes, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1990. National Science Teachers Assoc., Tremor Troop - Earthquakes: A teacher's package for K-6 grades, NSTA Pub., Washington, DC, 169 pp.,

    1990. (This book contains a reasonably complete curriculum for teaching earthquakes and related Earth science topics; FEMA 159, for free copy, write on school letterhead to: FEMA, PO Box 70274, Wash., DC 20024).

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