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Author Ikeya, M.

Title Earthquakes and animals : from folk legends to science / Motoji Ikeya
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xix, 295 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents 1. Legends of unusual phenomena before earthquakes -- wisdom or superstition? -- 2. Precursors before recent earthquakes -- Kobe, Izmit, Taiwan and India -- 3. Earth sciences and electromagnetism -- 4. Unusual animal behavior : I -- what do they detect? -- electric field effects -- 5. Unusual animal behavior : II -- rock compression and increased animal activity -- 6. Unusual plant responses before earthquakes -- 7. Atmospheric precursors -- earthquake light, clouds, sun, moon, stars and rainbows -- 8. Precursor phenomena -- on land, sea and elsewhere -- 9. Mysteries before earthquakes : the behavior of electric appliances -- 10. Forecasting using animal monitoring -- 11. Monitoring seismo-electromagnetic signals (SEMS) -- a general survey -- 12. Summary
Summary "Earthquakes and Animals places in front of the reader the simple laboratory evidence of the behavior of animals, plants and objects when they are subjected to intense electromagnetic pulses - of the kind created by rocks under stress before an earthquake. In many cases they behave in ways that have been recorded for centuries - and are still reported today - as earthquake-related." "Written for both the general public and scientists, Earthquakes and Animals demonstrates, using many experiments, that the old earthquake legends are probably rare natural phenomena. It also adds tantalisingly to the science of earthquake forecasting and cautiously suggests a legitimate new field of study - Electromagnetic Seismology."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-282) and index
Subject Earthquake prediction.
Animal populations -- Climatic factors.
Extrasensory perception in animals.
Animal behavior.
NATURE -- Earthquakes & Volcanoes.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Seismology & Volcanism.
Earthquake prediction
Animal populations -- Climatic factors
Extrasensory perception in animals
Animal behavior
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789812832696