When the snakes awake : animals and earthquake prediction /

Two days before an earthquake struck Helice, Greece, in 373 B.C., the snakes, weasels, and worms deserted the city. Minutes before the Naples quake of 1805, oxen, sheep, dogs, and geese cried out in unison. A herd of horses tore loose and ran off in panic just prior to the San Francisco earthquake o...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Tributsch, Helmut, 1943-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1982.
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Online Access:First Chapter
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240 1 0 |a Wenn die Schlangen erwachen.  |l English 
245 1 0 |a When the snakes awake :  |b animals and earthquake prediction /  |c by Helmut Tributsch ; translated by Paul Langner. 
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300 |a xi, 248 p. :  |b maps ;  |c 24 cm. 
500 |a Translation of: Wenn die Schlangen erwachen. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references. 
520 |a Two days before an earthquake struck Helice, Greece, in 373 B.C., the snakes, weasels, and worms deserted the city. Minutes before the Naples quake of 1805, oxen, sheep, dogs, and geese cried out in unison. A herd of horses tore loose and ran off in panic just prior to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Helmut Tributsch thinks that these accounts are more than mere superstition and old wives' tales. In this book, he presents the first plausible explanation of why animals behave in unusual ways prior to the onset of an earthquake. Scientists and nonscientists alike will find fascinating reading in his unusual study. 
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