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Active Faults of the World by Robert Yeats

By Robert Yeats

supplying the 1st around the world survey of energetic earthquake faults, this booklet makes a speciality of these defined as 'seismic time bombs' – with the aptitude to spoil huge towns within the constructing international comparable to Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. major overseas earthquake professional, Robert Yeats, explores either the neighborhood and plate-tectonic context of energetic faults, supplying the history for seismic possibility assessment in making plans large-scale tasks equivalent 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, offering a tremendous foundation for upgrading development criteria and different legislation in constructing countries. The ebook additionally explores the impression of significant quakes on social improvement via historical past. it is going to shape an obtainable reference for analysts and consulting enterprises, and a handy evaluate for teachers and scholars of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

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