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Earthquake Time Bombs (Hardcover): Robert Yeats

Earthquake Time Bombs (Hardcover)

Robert Yeats

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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.


Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2015
Authors: Robert Yeats
Dimensions: 233 x 158 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 361
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-08524-4
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Earth sciences > Geology & the lithosphere > General
LSN: 1-107-08524-1
Barcode: 9781107085244

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