Paleoseismology

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James P. McCalpin
Academic Press, Jul 2, 2009 - Science - 629 pages
Paleoseismology has become an important component of seismic risk analysis, which is mandated for nuclear power plants, dams, waste repositories, and other critical structures. This book is the first in the English language to be devoted solely to paleoseismology. It summarizes the development of the field from the 1960s to the present, encompassing material that is currently widely dispersed in journal articles.

* Includes a comprehensive review of the techniques currently used in paleoseismology
* Emphasizes practical methods of data collection and field studies
* Covers interpretation of field data based on current theory concerning fault segmentation and recurrence cycles
* Contains more than 170 line drawings and 50 photographs of paleoseismic phenomena
 

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Two thumbs and 8 fingers up. The most comprehensive, up to date tome on the subject. A must for anyone in the field of engineering geology.

Contents

Introduction to Paleoseismology
1
Field Techniques in PaleoseismologyTerrestrial Environments
29
SubAqueous Paleoseismology
119
Paleoseismology in Extensional Tectonic Environments
171
Paleoseismology of Volcanic Environments
271
Paleoseismology of Compressional Tectonic Environments
315
Paleoseismology of StrikeSlip Tectonic Environments
421
Using LiquefactionInduced and Other SoftSediment Features for Paleoseismic Analysis
497
Application of Paleoseismic Data to Seismic Hazard Assessment and Neotectonic Research
1
References
1
Earthquake Magnitude Scales
71
Radiocarbon Sampling Techniques
75
Field Evaluation of Liquefaction Susceptibility of Soils with High Fines Content
77
Subject Index
603
International Geophysics Series
615
Color Plates
619

Using Landslides for Paleoseismic Analysis
565

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