In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following
warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources
grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others
may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore,
because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours
be wasted searching, selecting, and printing. Since
only the smallest fraction of information dealing with earthquakes is
indexed in search engines, such as www.google.com or others, a
non-systematic approach to Internet research can be not only time
consuming, but also incomplete.
This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to know as much as possible about earthquakes, using the most advanced research tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.