Skip to main content

Bolt, Bruce (Alan)

BOLT, Bruce (Alan)

BOLT, Bruce (Alan). American (born Australia), b. 1930. Genres: Earth sciences, Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics. Career: Lecturer, then Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Mathematics, University of Sydney, 1954-62; Professor of Seismology, and Director of the Seismographic Stations, University of California, Berkeley, 1963-89. Associate Ed., Journal of Computational Physics, 1973-79; Chairman, Geophysical Monograph Board, American Geophysical Union, 1976-78; Chairman, Panel on National Seismograph Networks, National Academy of Sciences, 1977-80; Berkeley Division, Academic Senate, University of California, Berkeley, chairman, 1993-94. Publications: (with others) Geological Hazards, 1975; Nuclear Explosions and Earthquakes: The Parted Veil, 1976; Earthquakes: A Primer, 1978, 5th ed., 2003; Inside the Earth, 1982; (with K.E. Bullen) Introduction to the Theory of Seismology, 4th ed., 1985; Earthquakes and Geological Discovery, 1993. EDITOR: (with B. Alder and S. Fernbach) Methods in Computational Physics, vol. XI: Seismology, Surface Waves and Earth Oscillations, 1972, vol. XII: Seismology, Body Waves and Sources, 1972, vol. XIII: Geophysics, 1973; Cumulative Index 1963-72, 1973; (with O. Anderson) Theory and Experiment Relevant to Geodynamic Processes: Tectonophysics, vol. XXXIV, 1976; (with D. Loewenthal) Journal of Computational Physics: Z. Alterman Memorial Vol. 29, 1978; Earthquakes and Volcanoes: Readings from "Scientific America," 1980; Seismic Strong Motion Synthetics, 1987. Address: Dept of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Bolt, Bruce (Alan)." Writers Directory 2005. . 26 Aug. 2019 <>.

"Bolt, Bruce (Alan)." Writers Directory 2005. . (August 26, 2019).

"Bolt, Bruce (Alan)." Writers Directory 2005. . Retrieved August 26, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.