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By Robert Yeats

supplying the 1st all over the world survey of lively earthquake faults, this e-book specializes in these defined as 'seismic time bombs' – with the capability to break huge towns within the constructing international similar to Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. prime overseas earthquake specialist, Robert Yeats, explores either the local and plate-tectonic context of lively faults, offering the heritage for seismic probability overview in making plans large-scale tasks resembling nuclear energy crops or hydroelectric dams. He additionally highlights paintings performed in additional complex seismogenic international locations like Japan, the U.S., New Zealand and China, supplying a tremendous foundation for upgrading construction criteria and different legislation in constructing countries. The publication additionally explores the effect of significant quakes on social improvement via heritage. it is going to shape an obtainable reference for analysts and consulting agencies, and a handy evaluation for lecturers and scholars of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

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