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Earthquake Time Bombs [Hardcover]

Item : Earthquake Time Bombs [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Yeats, Robert
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1107085241
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781107085244
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 361
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100065106

This book assesses the cities and communities at critical risk of devastating earthquakes, and asks what we can do to protect them.Yeats sheds new light on 'earthquake time bombs' worldwide and the communities at most risk. Comparing first-world and developing-world countries, he examines the seismic threat in the context of recent cultural history. Essential reading for infrastructure and emergency planners, scientists, and anyone living in the shadow of an earthquake.Yeats sheds new light on 'earthquake time bombs' worldwide and the communities at most risk. Comparing first-world and developing-world countries, he examines the seismic threat in the context of recent cultural history. Essential reading for infrastructure and emergency planners, scientists, and anyone living in the shadow of an earthquake.In a media interview in January 2010, scientist Robert Yeats sounded the alarm on Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as an 'earthquake time bomb', a region at critical risk of major seismic activity. One week later, a catastrophic earthquake struck the city, leaving over 100,000 dead and triggering a humanitarian crisis. In this timely study, Yeats sheds new light on other earthquake hotspots around the world and the communities at risk. He examines these seismic threats in the context of recent cultural history, including economic development, national politics and international conflicts. Descriptions of emerging seismic resilience plans from some cities provide a more hopeful picture. Essential reading for policy-makers, infrastructure and emergency planners, scientists, students and anyone living in the shadow of an earthquake, this book raises the alarm so that we can protect our vulnerable cities before it's too late.Part 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 earthquake risk to megacities; Part II. Earló*

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