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Geology of Earthquakes

By: RS Yeats, CR Allen and K Sieh

568 pages, Figs

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Oct 1996 | #52692 | ISBN: 0195078276
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Written for students and readers with a general science background, this book focuses on geological causes and effects of earthquakes, based in particular on field studies of occurences worldwide.


I. Introduction; II. Background; 1. Earthquake Geography and Plate Tectonics; Vignette: Zechariah (ca. 520 B. C. ), Israel; 2. rock Deformation and Structure; 3. Geology of the Earthquake Source Region; Vignette: Johann F. Schmidt (1825 - 1884), Germany; 4. Seismic Waves; 5. Tectonic Geodesy; Vignette: Bunjiro Koto (1865-1035), Japan; 6. Quarternary Timescales and Dating Techniques; 7. Tectonic Geomorphology; III. The Earthquake Environment; Vignette: Grove Karl Gilbert (1843-1918), United States; 9. Normal Faults; Vignette: Charles Darwin (1809 1882), England; 10. Subduction-zone Megathrusts; 11. Secondary Effects; Vignette Deodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750-1801), France; 12. Seismic Hazard Assessment

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