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Epilogue

Epilogue  

Martin Redfern

in The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803078
This ‘Epilogue’ seeks to review the evidence presented in the book to show the different forces at work on the Earth and how man is seeking to understand them better and increasingly ... More
6. Civil engineering: looking forward

6. Civil engineering: looking forward  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199578634
Civil engineering can look back on a history of finding successful solutions to all manner of problems in the infrastructure of modern society. But what of the future? ‘Civil engineering: ... More
5. Robustness

5. Robustness  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0006
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9780199578634
The consequences of structural failure can be high in terms of human life and economic impact. ‘Robustness’ examines the elements involved in minimising such failures through the ... More
1. Materials of civil engineering

1. Materials of civil engineering  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199578634
Making the best use of the mechanical properties of the materials available to civil engineers has been a driving force for innovation and development in civil engineering. ‘Materials of ... More
3. A new perspective on Iguanodon

3. A new perspective on Iguanodon  

David Norman

in Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191837104
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795926.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198795926
‘A new perspective on Iguanodon’ discusses developments in our knowledge of Iguanodon biology. A massive haul of Iguanodon skeletons fuelled a popular picture of how the creature lived, but ... More
8. Afterthoughts

8. Afterthoughts  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792956
Geophysics has made many important advances towards understanding the behaviour and properties of planet Earth. Geophysical research continues to make discoveries and developments that ... More
3. ‘Directing the great sources of power in nature’

3. ‘Directing the great sources of power in nature’  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199578634
Floods, earthquakes, and strong winds present the civil engineer with formidable problems. ‘Directing the great sources of power in nature’ examines the particular engineering challenges of ... More
5. The age of information – getting smaller

5. The age of information – getting smaller  

David Blockley

in Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578696.003.0005
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9780199578696
‘The age of information — getting smaller’ examines the technology behind the information revolution. Information can be expressed digitally as patterns of high and low voltage, or ... More
Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction  

David Muir Wood

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199578634
Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction examines the nature and importance of civil engineering in the history of civilization and urbanization. This VSI sets out the ... More
4. Seismicity—the restless Earth

4. Seismicity—the restless Earth  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792956
Hundreds of thousands of earthquakes occur worldwide each year, but most of them go unnoticed. Only a few are very destructive. Most earthquakes have a tectonic origin and happen in ... More
The archaeological site and caves

The archaeological site and caves  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0002
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‘The archaeological site and caves’ examines the archaeological evidence found at the Khirbet Qumran site. Palestinian archaeology was previously dominated by the biblical agenda, but ... More
Who owned the scrolls?

Who owned the scrolls?  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0006
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‘Who owned the scrolls?’ attempts to determine the ancient ownership of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The prevailing theory, with some modifications, is the Qumran–Essene theory, which posits that ... More
7. When the ground shakes

7. When the ground shakes  

Martin Redfern

in The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803078
A map of major earthquakes provides a guide to the tectonic boundaries across the Earth. ‘When the ground shakes’ examines the power of earthquakes, their distribution, and their impact, ... More
Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction

Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Bill McGuire

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198715931
Life on Earth will come to an end. It is just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species ... More

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