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By Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling, Tristan Ellwell

Did you ever ask yourself how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you usually want Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you prepared to listen to the Giant's viewpoint on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is often the e-book for you.

Thirteen award-winning fable and technology fiction writers provide up their models of those vintage fairy stories in addition to different favorites, together with The grotesque Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and extra. a number of the tales are humorous, a few are unusual, and others are darkish and stressful -- yet every one bargains anything as unforeseen as a wolf on the door.

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They can pick up the tiniest earth movements. Who studies earthquakes? Scientists called seismologists. They work in more than 4,000 stations around the world. The stations are connected through computer and satellite linkups. Working together, seismologists in several stations use information from seismographs to locate an earthquake’s epicenter. Seismologists use a number of scales to measure the power of an earthquake. Best known is the Richter scale, named after seismologist Charles F. Richter, who invented the scale in 1935.

The earthquake destroyed the town of Kodiak. People felt its tremors as far away as California, Hawaii, and Japan. Which was the worst year on record for earthquakes? 1976. Major tremors in Guatemala, Italy, Russia, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, and Turkey killed about one million people. The earthquakes destroyed the homes of many millions more. Which country has the most earthquakes? Tajikistan, a country of tall mountains on the border of Afghanistan. Tajikistan has an average of 2,000 tremors a year.

Probably not. Yet some scientists do think catfish may change their swimming behavior when an earthquake is coming. Curiously enough, this ties in with an old Japanese folktale. It tells that earthquakes are caused by movements of a gigantic underground catfish! Which country has the best earthquake protection? Japan. Many emergency services swing into action the minute a quake hits. For example, a 1983 earthquake left 844,000 homes without electricity. The Japanese restored service to everyone in just a few hours.

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