Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country

Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country

How to Save your Home, Business, and Life

Book - 2008 | 3rd ed., updated and expanded
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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. 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."
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2008
Edition: 3rd ed., updated and expanded
ISBN: 9780811861830
Branch Call Number: 693.852 YAN 2008
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Thompson, Andrew C. T.


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