Bio-Mimetics of Disaster Anticipation—Learning Experience and Key-Challenges

@article{Tributsch2013BioMimeticsOD,
  title={Bio-Mimetics of Disaster Anticipation—Learning Experience and Key-Challenges},
  author={H. Tributsch},
  journal={Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={274 - 299}
}
  • H. Tributsch
  • Published 2013
  • History, Medicine
  • Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI
Simple Summary Starting from 1700 B.C. in the old world and up to recent times in China there is evidence of earthquake prediction based on unusual metrological phenomena and animal behavior. The review tries to explore the credibility and to pin down the nature of geophysical phenomena involved. It appears that the concept of ancient Greek philosophers in that a dry gas, pneuma is correlated with earthquakes, is relevant. It is not the cause of earthquakes, as originally thought, but may be an… Expand
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