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Author Chen, Yong, 1942-
Title The Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 : anatomy of a disaster / Chen Yong, David C. Booth.
Imprint Beijing : Science Press ; Heidelberg [Germany] ; New York : Springer, 2011.

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Author Chen, Yong, 1942-
Subject Wenchuan Earthquake, China, 2008.
Earthquakes -- China -- Wenchuan Xian (Sichuan Sheng)
Seismology -- China -- Wenchuan Xian (Sichuan Sheng)
Wenchuan Xian (Sichuan Sheng, China) -- History.
Alt Name Booth, David C.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 276 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The Wenchuan earthquake -- Seismological features -- Prediction efforts prior to the Wenchuan earthquake -- Seismic hazard and risk assessment -- Emergency response and rescue -- Reconstruction of Wenchuan.
Summary "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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783642211591 (electronic bk.)
3642211593 (electronic bk.)
9787030307842
7030307844
9783642211584
3642211585
OCLC # 810326908
Additional Format Print version: Chen, Yong, 1942- Wenchuan earthquake of 2008. Beijing : Science Press ; Heidelberg [Germany] ; New York : Springer, 2011 9787030307842 (DLC) 2011926988 (OCoLC)731920213


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