Tasa Graphic Arts releases Focus on Earthquakes app for iPad

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[prMac.com] Taos, New Mexico - Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. today is thrilled to announce the Focus on Earthquakes app for iPad. Focus on Earthquakes is an interactive, educational new-media textbook that provides illustrations, photos, narrated animations, and slide shows that aid in understanding the concepts presented. Interactive quizzes and review questions are provided throughout the text to test and reinforce one's understanding.

Topics covered include:
* The causes of earthquakes
* The relationship between earthquakes and faults
* Earthquake waves
* Seismometers and earthquake detection
* Locating the source of an earthquake
* Measuring the size of earthquakes
* Earthquake damage and large historical quakes
* Tsunamis, firestorms, landslides, and liquefaction
* Earthquake prediction
* Plus an in-depth discussion of the relationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics

Written by respected professors and Earth science authors Ed Tarbuck and Fred Lutgens and illustrated by Dennis Tasa, this app will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about earthquakes. For schools, this interactive app can be used as an in-class tool or for independent study.

In addition to the text, the earthquake tracker feature provides a visual display of recent earthquake activity on a 3D globe or on a 2D flat map. The combination of a physiographic surface map, overlays of tectonic plate boundaries, recent volcanic activity, and recent earthquakes dramatically illustrates the relationship between tectonic plates and earthquakes. This highly interactive feature gives the user control over the display of quake magnitudes, depths, and times as well as historical quakes. Map types and boundaries can be changed dynamically to aid the visualization of these relationships. The information on each earthquake (from USGS data) can be displayed by tapping on a quake circle. This app provides a complete tool for the study and understanding of earthquakes.

Device requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 111 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Focus on Earthquakes 1.0 is $3.99 (USD) and is available worldwide exclusively from the App Store in the Education category.

In addition to producing iPad and iPhone apps, Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. produces award-winning interactive, educational CD-ROMs covering planetary geology, plate tectonics, topographic maps, rocks and minerals, weather and climate, the processes that shape Earth's surface, and more. iPad app development by Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. Copyright (C) 2012 Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.


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