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Main Title The Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008 Anatomy of a Disaster / [electronic resource] :
Author Yong, Chen.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Booth, David C.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2011
Call Number GB5000-5030
ISBN 9783642211591
Subjects Geography. ; Geology. ; Physical geography. ; Hydraulic engineering. ; Environmental management.
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 276 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Wenchuan earthquake -- Wenchuan earthquake:Seismological features -- Prediction efforts prior to Wenchuan earthquake -- Seismic Hazard Assessment -- Emergency response and Rescue -- Reconstruction of Wenchuan. "The Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008: An anatomy of disaster" gives a detailed account of the damage, seismology and tectonics of the event and discusses earthquake prediction, seismic hazard and risk management, the creation and implementation of building codes, and new practices used in rescue, relief and reconstruction. It will be of significant interest to researchers and practitioners engaged in seismology, geophysics, engineering, the social sciences, and disaster management and recovery. It also offers a valuable new and uniquely Chinese perspective with many insights for future mitigation of earthquake risk. Professor Yong Chen works for the China Earthquake Administration; Dr David C. Booth works for the British Geological Survey.