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Living with earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Robert S Yeats
Publisher: Corvallis, Or. : Oregon State University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"It's only in the past ten years that scientists have discovered that the Pacific Northwest is earthquake country. In Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquake geology in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by one of the world's great earthquake faults - the Cascadia Subduction Zone - which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Yeats
ISBN: 0870714376 9780870714375
OCLC Number: 39033561
Description: x, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Strained Rock: Where Earthquakes Are Likely to Strike. A Concept of Time. Plate Tectonics. The Origin of Earthquakes. The Subduction Zone: The Big One. Earthquakes in the Juan de Fuca Plate. Earthquakes in the Crust: Closer to Home. Memories of the Future: The Uncertain Art of Earthquake Forecasting --
III. Shaky Ground and Big Waves. Solid Rock and Bowls of Jello. Tsunami! --
IV. Prevention and Countermeasures. Earthquake Insurance: Hazards, Perils, Risks, and Losses. Is Your Home Ready for an Earthquake? Earthquake Design of Large Structures. The Federal Government and Earthquakes. The Role of State and Local Government. Preparing for the Next Earthquake. An Uncertain Appointment with a Restless Earth.
Responsibility: by Robert S. Yeats.

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"It's only in the past ten years that scientists have discovered that the Pacific Northwest is earthquake country. In Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquake geology in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by one of the world's great earthquake faults - the Cascadia Subduction Zone - which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California." "Beginning with a brief introduction to the geological setting of earthquakes, Yeats leads readers through a lively and lucid narrative that: analyzes earthquake potential in the Pacific Northwest, explores topics ranging from earthquake forecasting to the danger from tsunamis, describes the current level of earthquake preparedness and disaster response, and suggests actions that citizens can take to protect their families and homes."--Jacket.

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