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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Living with earthquakes in California : a survivor's guide /|
|Author||Yeats, Robert S.|
|Publisher||Oregon State University Press,|
|Subjects||Earthquakes--California. ; Earthquakes--California--Safety measures. ; Tektonik. ; Erdbeben. ; San Andreas Fault. ; Kalifornien.|
|Collation||x, 406 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-392) and index.
"Over the past century California has moved from denying the hazards posed by earthquakes - they were bad for business - to adopting building codes and protective legislation that are today the most advanced in the world. In this how-to manual for life in earthquake country, Robert Yeats describes California's violent geologic past and recounts the state's revolutionary efforts to grapple with the earthquake threat. Combining cutting-edge research with practical safety information, Living with Earthquakes examines the major faults that threaten Northern and Southern California and Nevada; explores topics ranging from earthquake forecasting and catastrophe insurance to the risks of tsunamis and soil liquefaction; reviews the current level of earthquake preparedness and disaster response; and suggests actions that citizens can take to protect their families and homes.". "An essential guide for anyone interested in understanding earthquake science or in preparing for the next major tremor, Living with Earthquakes is also a call to action. Earthquakes cannot be prevented, but the California experience provides a model for how society can learn to live with earthquakes - and survive them."--BOOK JACKET.