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Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country

How to Save Your Home, Business, and Life, 3rd Edition

By Peter Yanev,and Andrew C.T. Thompson

8-1/2 x 10-1/2 in; 256 pp;
250 b/w photographs, charts, and graphs
Paperback
March 2009
ISBN 9780811861830
ISBN10 081186183X

SKU# 9780811861830

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In this updated and expanded third edition, seismic engineer Peter Yanev and risk management consultant Andrew Thompson explain how to prepare one's property to withstand a powerful quake, and how to protect one's family during and after the chaos. Reside...
Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country


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Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country

In this updated and expanded third edition, seismic engineer Peter Yanev and risk management consultant Andrew Thompson explain how to prepare one's property to withstand a powerful quake, and how to protect one's family during and after the chaos. Residents of earthquake country learn why and how earthquakes occur, which construction methods are best suited for fault zones, and how to shore up existing buildings to survive the next big one. This comprehensive resource deconstructs complicated insurance policies, maps existing and suspected faults, and demystifies terms like "liquifaction" and "cripple walls."

 

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8-1/2 x 10-1/2 in; 256 pp;
250 b/w photographs, charts, and graphs
Paperback
March 2009
ISBN 9780811861830
ISBN10 081186183X

Peter Yanev has more than forty years of experience in earthquake and structural engineering, and risk management. In 1981 he cofounded EQE International, a global risk management provider, and grew the company to 750 professionals before leaving in 2001. He currently advises organizations worldwide, including engineering firms, the World Bank, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley. A former president of the Northern California chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Yanev has performed more than one hundred earthquake investigations, has published extensively, and is a frequent media commentator on natural disasters. He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Orinda, California.

Andrew C.T. Thompson is an earthquake engineer and risk management consultant with the global engineering, planning, and consulting firm Arup. He has assessed, analyzed, and contributed to the design of numerous high-rise buildings, transportation facilities, offshore structures, and complex manufacturing facilities. He has worked with corporations and governments around the world, advising them on earthquake risk management issues, from risk reduction and insurance to business continuity. Thompson has published numerous articles related to earthquake engineering and risk management, has contributed to technical books on the subject, and is a frequent commentator to the media. He holds a masters degree in earthquake engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco.