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Modern scientific investigations of earthquakes began in the 1880s, and the International Association of Seismology was organized in 1901 to promote collaboration of scientists and engineers in studying earthquakes. The International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, under the auspices of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI), was prepared by leading experts under a distinguished international advisory board and team of editors.

The content is organized into 56 chapters and includes over 430 figures, 24 of which are in color. This reference is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing historical and scientific information about earth motion, a global earthquake database, and an extensive database of seismicity.

This large-format, comprehensive reference summarizes well-established facts, reviews relevant theories, surveys useful methods and techniques, and documents and archives basic seismic data. It will be the authoritative reference for scientists and engineers and a quick and handy reference for seismologists.

Also available is The International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part B.

Two CD-ROMs containing additional material packaged with the text

Book News Annotation:

The centennial of the International Association of Seismology seemed like a good reason to prepare a fat two-volume reference summarizing the current knowledge about earthquake and engineering seismology as a whole, by contributors from around the world. The first volume contains review articles on theoretical seismology. observational seismology, earthquake geology and mechanics, the seismicity of Earth, and the structure of Earth's interior. It includes a disk with supplemental material; the second includes another two. The price is much lower than the curve of previous years would have predicted.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The two volume International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology represents the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior's (IASPEI) ambition to provide a comprehensive overview of our present knowledge of earthquakes and seismology. This state-of-the-art work is the only reference to cover all aspects of seismology - a "resource library" for civil and structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists in academia and industry around the globe. Furthermore, the Handbook will be an important information resource for administrators and officials responsible for developing and implementing worldwide earthquake hazard mitigation. . Part A of the Handbook, by more than 80 leading authors from major institutions of science around the world, features 56 full-length chapters detailing the history of seismology, theoretical and observational seismology, earthquake geology and mechanics, seismicity of the earth, and the Earth's structure.

Table of Contents

K. Lee)

* 48.2 California Earthquakes of M =5.5: Their history and the areas damaged (T. Toppozada and D. Branum)

* 48.3 The Historical Earthquakes of India (S. P. Satyabala)

* 48.4 Historical Earthquakes in Japan (T. Usami)

* 48.5 Historical Earthquakes of the British Isles (R. M. W. Musson)

49. Macroseismology (R. M. W. Musson and I. Cecic)

50. USGS Moment Tensor Catalog of Earthquakes (S. A. Sipkin)

PART VI. Earth's Structure

51. The Earth's Interior (T. Lay)

52. Probing the Earth's Interior with Seismic Tomography (A. Curtis and R. Snieder)

53. Seismic Anisotropy (M. Cara)

54. Seismic Structure of the Continental Lithosphere from Controlled Source Data (W. D. Mooney, C. Prodehl, and N. I. Pavlenkova)

55. Seismic Structure of the Oceanic Crust and Passive Continental Margins (T. A. Minshull)

56. The Earth's Core (X. Song)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780124406520
Editor:
Lee, William H. K.
Editor:
Jennings, Paul
Editor:
Lee, William H. K.
Editor:
Jennings, Paul
Editor:
Kisslinger, Carl
Author:
Kisslinger, Jennings, Kanamori, Lee, William H.K., Hiroo, Paul, Carl
Author:
Lee, William H. K.
Author:
Kisslinger, Jennings, Kanamori, Lee, William, Hiroo, Paul, Carl
Editor:
Kisslinger, Carl
Publisher:
Academic Press
Location:
Amsterdam
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Seismology
Subject:
Earthquake engineering
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Seismology & Volcanism
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Subject:
Construction & Construction Trades
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
Geology-Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
International Geophysics
Series Volume:
81A
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1200
Dimensions:
29 cm. +

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"Synopsis" by , The two volume International Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology represents the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior's (IASPEI) ambition to provide a comprehensive overview of our present knowledge of earthquakes and seismology. This state-of-the-art work is the only reference to cover all aspects of seismology - a "resource library" for civil and structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, and seismologists in academia and industry around the globe. Furthermore, the Handbook will be an important information resource for administrators and officials responsible for developing and implementing worldwide earthquake hazard mitigation. . Part A of the Handbook, by more than 80 leading authors from major institutions of science around the world, features 56 full-length chapters detailing the history of seismology, theoretical and observational seismology, earthquake geology and mechanics, seismicity of the earth, and the Earth's structure.
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