Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau
Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau is a comprehensive and well-illustrated multi-disciplinary research work that analyzes the human and physical aspects of the active faults and large-magnitude earthquakes since ancient times on the Iranian Plateau. The long-term historical, archaeological, and sociological record of earthquakes discussed here gives insight into earthquake magnitudes, recurrences, fault segmentation, clustering, and patterns of coseismic ruptures from prehistoric times to the present. The first part of the book examines oral traditions and literature of the region concerned with earthquakes, particularly in folklore, epic literature, and theology. The second part assesses dynamic phenomena associated with earthquakes, including active tectonics, archaeoseismicity, and coseismic surface faulting throughout the twentieth century.
This work is a valuable technical survey and an essential reference for understanding seismic hazard analysis and earthquake risk minimization in earthquake-prone developing and developed countries throughout the world.
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This is a very profound collection of material on geological and earthquake seismological characteristics of the Iranian Plateau. It has excellent details since its historical times to the present day. It has been written and collected by Dr. Berberian, one of the pioneers of the earthquake seismology and geology in Iran universities and engineering practice. This is a lifelong experience, research and knowledge of him on various national, public and industrial civil and infrastructure projects. This book recommended as an in-depth source for the one who want to learn first-hand data and grasp thorough knowledge about earthquake seismology and geology of Iran Plateau. The key information on the context of the book illustrates by beautiful flavor of native literature, culture, history, mythology and archaeology sources of the region. The author demonstrates very well, easy and smooth context to encourage the interested reader towards the main topics and also provide further references for additional studies. This helps to illustrate remarkable and valuable tools for understanding of the seismicity, hazard evaluation and assessment for practical purposes for various infrastructures. The diversity of the geological formations in the context of this book may benefit and provide conceptual and practical tools for many other places around the world.