Earthquakes in the Mediterranean and Middle East: A Multidisciplinary Study of Seismicity Upto 1900 (BOK)

Nicholas Ambraseys

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This book examines historical evidence from the last 2000 years to analyse earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalogue of more than 4000 earthquakes identified from historical sources. Each event is supported by textual evidence extracted from primary sources and translated into English. Covering southern Rumania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, the book documents past seismic events, places them in a broad tectonic framework, and provides essential information for those attempting to prepare for, and mitigate the effects of, future earthquakes and tsunamis in these countries. This volume is an indispensable reference for researchers studying the seismic history of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, including archaeologists, historians, earth scientists, engineers and earthquake hazard analysts. A parametric catalogue of these seismic events can be downloaded from www.cambridge.org/9780521872928.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Nicholas Ambraseys
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521872928
Antall sider 968 Dimensjoner 21,9cm x 27,6cm x 4,9cm
Vekt 2810 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Archaeology by period / region, Geophysics, Volcanology & seismology