By Robert Yeats

ISBN-10: 0521190851

ISBN-13: 9780521190855

ISBN-10: 1108445683

ISBN-13: 9781108445689

offering the 1st world wide survey of energetic earthquake faults, this publication specializes in these defined as 'seismic time bombs' – with the aptitude to ruin huge towns within the constructing global similar to Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. prime overseas earthquake specialist, Robert Yeats, explores either the nearby and plate-tectonic context of lively faults, offering the heritage for seismic risk assessment in making plans large-scale tasks 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, offering a tremendous foundation for upgrading construction criteria and different legislation in constructing international locations. The booklet additionally explores the influence of significant quakes on social improvement via historical past. it's going to shape an obtainable reference for analysts and consulting enterprises, and a handy assessment for lecturers and scholars of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

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