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Earthquake time bombs

Author: Robert S Yeats
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Yeats sheds new light on other earthquake hot-spots around the world and the communities at risk, including Caracas, Kabul, Tehran, and Jerusalem. He examines these seismic threats in the context of recent cultural history, including economic development, national politics, and international conflicts, and draws comparisons between the capacity of first-world and developing-world coutnries to prepare for the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Yeats
ISBN: 9781107085244 1107085241
OCLC Number: 908554566
Description: xv, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Earthquakes, deep time, and the population explosion. 1. Plate tectonics and why we have earthquakes --
2. An earthquake primer --
3. Deep time --
4. When's the next Big One? --
5. Population explosion and increased risk to megacities --II. Earthquake time bombs. 6. San Francisco Bay Area --
7. Los Angeles --
8. Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver : Cascadia subduction zone --
9. Japan : Tokyo and the Kansai --
10. Wellington, New Zealand --
11. Santiago, Chile --
12. Prologue in central China --
Other time bombs, including cities that are not well prepared. 13. Age of Enlightenment and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake --
14. Jerusalem : earthquakes in the Holy Land --
15. Istanbul : responding to an official earthquake warning --
16. Tehran : the next earthquake in the Islamic Republic of Iran? --
17. Kabul : decades of war and Babur's warning --
19. Myanmar and the Sagaing fault --
20. Metro Manila, the Philippines --
21. Lima, Peru : Inca earthquake-resistant construction and a bogus American earthquake prediction --
22. Andean earthquakes in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador --
23. Caracas : lots of oil, but little interest in earthquakes --
24. Haiti, which lost its gamble, and Jamaica and Cuba (not yet) --
23. Mexico City : bowl of jello inherited from the Aztecs --
26. Central America and the earthquake that brought down a dictator --
27. East African Rift Valley : a tale of two cities --
III. Summary and recommendations. 28. Where do we go from here?
Responsibility: Robert Yeats, Oregon State University.

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This book assesses the cities and communities at critical risk of devastating earthquakes, and asks what we can do to protect them.  Read more...
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'This book highlights the appalling reality of the threat to the world's growing population that is exposed to earthquakes, especially those concentrated in vulnerable megacities. The recent Read more...

 
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