Engineering Solutions for Earthquakes

Preparing for Disaster

In some parts of the world, earthquakes are a serious threat to cities and towns. Their destructive power and unpredictable nature give them the power to bring about widespread devastation. Earthquake engineering is a branch of engineering that is dedicated to limiting the damage that quakes can bring. By working to establish guidelines and standards, earthquake engineers can help reduce the risk of injuries caused by collapsing structures. This resource describes how earthquakes occur and the disciplines that go into earthquake engineering, while examining some of the engineering principles that go into designing strong and resilient buildings.

Library Bound Book List: $32.75 / S&L: $24.60
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Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 5-8

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-7253-4776-2
Author : Jason Porterfield
Copyright : 2020
Language : English
Pages : 48
Trim : 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Dewey : 624.1/762--dc23
Bibliography • Full-Color Photographs • Further Information Section • Glossary • Index • Sidebars • Websites