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By Robert Yeats

offering the 1st all over the world survey of lively earthquake faults, this publication makes a speciality of these defined as 'seismic time bombs' – with the capability to spoil huge towns within the constructing global equivalent to Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. prime overseas earthquake professional, Robert Yeats, explores either the local and plate-tectonic context of energetic faults, offering the history for seismic threat evaluate in making plans large-scale initiatives similar to nuclear energy crops or hydroelectric dams. He additionally highlights paintings performed in additional complicated seismogenic nations like Japan, the U.S., New Zealand and China, delivering an incredible foundation for upgrading development criteria and different legislation in constructing international locations. The booklet additionally explores the impression of significant quakes on social improvement via heritage. it's going to shape an obtainable reference for analysts and consulting companies, and a handy review for teachers and scholars of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

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