Active Tectonics: Earthquakes, Uplift and Landscape

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9780023632617: Active Tectonics: Earthquakes, Uplift and Landscape

Through lucid, carefully organized exposition, this text makes the study of active tectonics (earthquakes in the present and recent past) easily understandable. Extremely current throughout, this text thoroughly explores the effects of earthquakes and active tectonic systems on humans, geomorphic systems, and Earth's topography. Complete with numerous case studies in a variety of regions, the very latest advances in the field, separate quantitative techniques boxed sections, and a host of pedagogical aids.

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Reflects the cutting edge of this rapidly evolving field, with completely up-to-date data and the very latest scientific findings and technological breakthroughs, (e.g. new advances in satellite geodetic techniques).
Concise presentation of the material makes this text flexible enough to be used as a primary text (active tectonics, neotectonics courses) or a supplemental text (geomorphology, natural hazards courses).
Presents broad coverage of a number of regions with case studies of Alaska, Pacific Northwest, California, The basin and range, Midwest, East coast, Many countries around the globe.
Special quantitative sections present advanced numerical techniques and exercises to the more ambitious reader, but allow others to follow the text without getting lost in equations.
Provides an extensive and fully up-to-date bibliography serving as an authoritative guide to the most important and most recent sources available.

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