"After the Earth Quakes: Elastic Rebound on an Urban Planet" by Susan Elizabeth Hough, Roger G. Bilham
OxfUni Press | 2006 | ISBN: 0195179137 9780195179132 | 332 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Elastic rebound is one of the most basic tenets of modern earthquake science, the term that scientists use to describe the build-up and release of energy along faults. The book focuses on this theme, using a number of pivotal and intriguing historic earthquakes as illustration.
The book concludes with a consideration of projected future losses on an increasingly urbanized planet, including the near-certainty that a future earthquake will someday claim over a million lives. This grim prediction impels us to take steps to mitigate earthquake risk, the innately human capacity for rebound notwithstanding. Contents
1 Impacts and Reverberations
2 Earthquakes and Ancient Cities: Armageddon—Not the End of the World
3 The Lisbon Earthquake and the Age of Reason
4 Tecumseh’s Legacy: The Enduring Enigma of the New Madrid Earthquakes
5 19th-Century Temblors: A Science Is Born
6 The 1886 Charleston, South Carolina, Earthquake
7 Finding Faults in California
8 The 1923 Kanto Earthquake: Surviving Doomsday
9 Hazards of the Caribbean
11 City of Angels or Edge City?
12 Earthquakes as Urban Renewal?
13 Demonic Demographics
14 The Age of Construction
Notes and Suggested Readings
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