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2003

For a long time earthquake risk was considered unavoidable. It was accepted that buildings would be damaged as a result of an earthquake’s ground shaking. Although measures related to construction methods had already been proposed at the beginning of the

Swiss Federal Office for the Environment
1994

Over the past 20 years the costs of natural disasters have escalated significantly. The lives of over 800 million people have been disrupted and the number of catastrophes has nearly quadrupled. At present, the increasing global threat of natural

Springer
1999

This volume contains the most relevant peer-reviewed papers represented at The First International Workshop on Vrancea Earthquakes, held in Bucharest from November 1-4, 1997. The contributions address key problems of seismotectonics of the Vrancea area

Springer
2001

There are many natural hazards such as floods, landslides, volcanoes and earthquakes in the Asia-Pacific Region. Nevertheless, there are few studies of such natural hazards in this region and knowledge about their mitigation is of the utmost importance

Springer
2002

This second edition continues to provide a comprehensive overview of how to reduce the impact of earthquakes on people and property, and implement best practice in managing the consequences of such disasters. It also includes significant coverage of the

Wiley-Blackwell
2003

One of the world’s most respected seismologists provides a brief overview of the history of earthquakes and seismology, including topics such as geologic faults, intensity patterns, plate tectonics, side effects of earthquakes (such as tsunamis), and

Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publisher, LLC
2003

Encompassing theory and field experience, this book covers all the main subject areas in earthquake risk reduction, ranging from geology, seismology, structural and soil dynamics to hazard and risk assessment, risk management and planning, engineering and

Wiley-Blackwell
2005

This text presents geologic processes in context with their impact on humans, our lives and societies. The author’s goal is to both create informed citizens and nurture an understanding of geologic science. Part I introduces philosophy and fundamental

Pearson Custom Publishing