Active Faults of the World by Robert Yeats

By Robert Yeats

supplying the 1st around the globe survey of lively earthquake faults, this booklet specializes in these defined as 'seismic time bombs' – with the aptitude to damage huge towns within the constructing international equivalent to Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. best foreign earthquake specialist, Robert Yeats, explores either the neighborhood and plate-tectonic context of lively faults, offering the historical past for seismic threat evaluate in making plans large-scale initiatives resembling nuclear energy crops or hydroelectric dams. He additionally highlights paintings performed in additional complicated seismogenic international locations like Japan, the U.S., New Zealand and China, delivering an immense foundation for upgrading development criteria and different legislation in constructing countries. The ebook additionally explores the influence of significant quakes on social improvement via heritage. it's going to shape an available reference for analysts and consulting companies, and a handy review for lecturers and scholars of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

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