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By Robert Yeats

offering the 1st world wide survey of energetic earthquake faults, this e-book makes a speciality of these defined as 'seismic time bombs' – with the aptitude to damage huge towns within the constructing international akin to Port au Prince, Kabul, Tehran and Caracas. prime foreign earthquake professional, Robert Yeats, explores either the nearby and plate-tectonic context of lively faults, delivering the heritage for seismic chance overview in making plans large-scale tasks reminiscent of nuclear energy vegetation or hydroelectric dams. He additionally highlights paintings performed in additional complicated seismogenic international locations like Japan, the USA, New Zealand and China, supplying a major foundation for upgrading development criteria and different legislation in constructing international locations. The e-book additionally explores the influence of significant quakes on social improvement via historical past. it's going to shape an available reference for analysts and consulting companies, and a handy assessment for lecturers and scholars of geoscience, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering, and land-use planning.

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