This book examines historical evidence from the last 2000 years to analyse earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalogue of more than 4000 earthquakes identified from historical sources. Each event is supported by textual evidence extracted from primary sources and translated into English. Covering southern Rumania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, the book documents past seismic events, places them in a broad tectonic framework, and provides essential information for those attempting to prepare for, and mitigate the effects of, future earthquakes and tsunamis in these countries. This volume is an indispensable reference for researchers studying the seismic history of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, including archaeologists, historians, earth scientists, engineers and earthquake hazard analysts. A parametric catalogue of these seismic events can be downloaded from www.cambridge.org/9780521872928.
Annals of natural disasters have always caused common interest. Scientists and specialists of various domains, teachers, students, post-graduates, journalists .. and merely inquisitive can find useful and didactic information in such annals~ Sad experience of the natural disasters endured gives very important material for humanity. It allows us not only to understand better the phenomenon itself, but also to prepare ourselves for future cataclysms, which our "Mother-Nature" is so rich in. The book by Sergey Soloviev and a group of his collaborators represents a detailed description of tsunami waves and accompanying phenomena in the Mediterranean Sea over a period of approximately four thousand years. Sergey Soloviev, the founder and recognised leader of the Russian scientific school of tsunami researchers, was unable to see the publication of this book, passing away on March 9, 1994. However, his ample experience in investigation and systematisation of tsunami waves for the Pacific area [Soloviev and Go, 1974, 1975; Soloviev, Go and Kim, 1986] has been widely used in compiling this book. The Mediterranean coasts are the cradle of civilisation. Written accounts of past disasters in this region of the Earth are rather numerous and highly reliable. Therefore the results of the tsunami study in the Mediterranean Sea are of specific value both for the scientific community and for humanity at large.
The Mediterranean Diet: A Healthy Diet For A Healthier Life looks at the facts about this popular diet, including its history, the diet's basics, the science behind it, how to follow it, and why it is so popular lately. Last year was a big one for the Mediterranean diet, as research proved that this way of eating can help ward off stroke, heart attacks, premature death, and more, and middle age is not too late to start.A report in the Annals of Internal Medicine detailed a study performed with 10,000 women from 50 to 69. Those with a healthy diet fared much better, reaching the age of 70 with less occurrences of mental and physical illness, even being 40 percent more likely to make it to 70 than those with diets not quite as healthy. Those that were the healthiest ate large quantities of plant foods, fish, and whole grains, while limiting the intake of alcohol and processed red meats.All those factors comprise exactly what the Mediterranean diet is all about. Readers of The Mediterranean Diet: A Healthy Diet For A Healthier Life will learn about numerous studies that proponents claim prove its health benefits, and discover what foods they can eat if they choose to eat the Mediterranean way. Readers will also learn about the lifestyle changes inherent to the Mediterranean Diet.The Mediterranean Diet: A Healthy Diet For A Healthier Life offers readers a balanced approach to losing weight and improving overall health, by sharing the lifestyle changes employed by America's rarest individual: the successful dieter. What does this lucky 10 percent do that 90 percent of dieters do not? Turns out, luck does not play a role; it just requires a lot of hard work and determination.
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