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The Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008

Anatomy of a Disaster

Authors: Chen, Yong, Booth, David C.

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  • The first study include all aspects of the disaster, details of rescue and recovery operations in seismological and engineering aspects The most recent objective view of Chinese earthquake prediction to emanate from the China Earthquake Administration The first exposition of the lessons learned from the earthquake by Chinese seismologists, engineers and administrators

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"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.

About the authors

Yong Chen, China Earthquake Administration, yongchen@seis.ac.cn David C. Booth, British Geological Survey, dcb@bgs.ac.uk

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • The Wenchuan earthquake

    Pages 1-69

    Yong, Prof. Chen (et al.)

  • Seismological features

    Pages 70-121

    Yong, Prof. Chen (et al.)

  • Prediction efforts prior to the Wenchuan earthquake

    Pages 122-159

    Yong, Prof. Chen (et al.)

  • Seismic hazard and risk assessment

    Pages 160-185

    Yong, Prof. Chen (et al.)

  • Emergency response and rescue

    Pages 186-221

    Yong, Prof. Chen (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-21158-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008
Book Subtitle
Anatomy of a Disaster
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Science Press, Beijing and Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights in China: Science Press Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21159-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21159-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21158-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 272
Additional Information
Jointly Published with Science Press
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