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- DescriptionBy developing the scale that bears his name, Charles Richter not only invented the concept of magnitude as a measure of earthquake size, he turned himself into a household word. This work takes the reader into Richter's life story, setting it in the context of his family and interpersonal attachments, and the history of seismology.
- Author BiographySusan Hough is a seismologist at the United States Geological Survey in Pasadena, California. She has served as an editor and contributor for many journals and is a contributing editor to Geotimes Magazine . She is the author of three previous books, including Earthshaking Science (Princeton).
- Author(s)Susan Elizabeth Hough
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication02/01/2007
- GenrePopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note45 halftones.
- Weight657 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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