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Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country: How to Save Your Home, Business, and Life

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In this updated and expanded third edition, seismic engineer Peter Yanev and risk management consultant Andrew Thompson explain how to prepare one's property to withstand a powerful quake, and how to protect one's family during and after the chaos. Residents of earthquake country learn why and how earthquakes occur, which construction methods are best suited for fault zones, and how to shore up existing buildings to survive the next big one. This comprehensive resource deconstructs complicated insurance policies, maps existing and suspected faults, and demystifies terms like "liquifaction" and "cripple walls."

About the Author

Peter Yanev, a visiting professor at Stanford University, has over 35 years of earthquake engineering experience.

Andrew C.T. Thompson is an earthquake risk management consultant at Arup Group. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811861830
Subtitle:
How to Save Your Home, Business, and Life
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Preface by:
Feinstein, Dianne
Preface:
Feinstein, Dianne
Author:
Yanev, Peter
Author:
Thompson, Andrew C. T.
Author:
Yanev, Peter I.
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Buildings
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Seismology & Volcanism
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Buildings -- Earthquake effects.
Subject:
Dwellings -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Edition Description:
Updated, Expand
Publication Date:
20090311
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
191
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.5 x 0.47 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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Engineering » Home Construction » General
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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Safety » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General

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