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By Robert Yeats

offering the 1st world wide survey of lively earthquake faults, this booklet specializes in these defined as 'seismic time bombs' – with the capability to damage huge towns within the constructing global similar to Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. top overseas earthquake professional, Robert Yeats, explores either the neighborhood and plate-tectonic context of energetic faults, supplying the heritage for seismic threat assessment in making plans large-scale tasks corresponding to nuclear energy vegetation or hydroelectric dams. He additionally highlights paintings performed in additional complex seismogenic nations like Japan, the USA, New Zealand and China, supplying an incredible foundation for upgrading development criteria and different legislation in constructing countries. The e-book additionally explores the effect of significant quakes on social improvement via heritage. it's going to shape an obtainable reference for analysts and consulting organizations, and a handy review for lecturers and scholars of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

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