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The Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2013
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  • isbn: 9781107109025

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  • This revised and thoroughly updated edition maintains and develops the two major themes of the first edition. First is the connection between fault and earthquake mechanics, including fault scaling laws, the nature of fault populations, and how these result from the processes of fault growth and interaction. Second is the central role of the rate-state friction laws in earthquake mechanics, which provide a unifying framework within which a wide range of faulting phenomena can be interpreted.

    • The only book to provide a unified approach to the study of faulting and earthquakes
    • Accessible to seismologists and rock mechanicists alike
    • Includes results from new technological devices such as networks of broadband digital seismometers and space-based GPS and InSAR geodetic surveying systems
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This thick paperback is fun to read. It brings the reader a thorough and up-to-date overview of the field of faulting and earthquake mechanisms, with ample examples of the theory it explains." The Leading Edge

    "Scholz has done the rock mechanics community a real service with this fine volume." Geophysics

    "This text is well-illustrated and contains an exhaustive list of references." MCEER Info Service News

    "Scholz provides an excellent, succinct discussion of seismic moment. It has extensive well-written descriptions of examples."
    Jeffrey R. Keaton

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107109025
    • contains: 219 b/w illus. 9 colour illus. 1 table
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Brittle fracture of rock
    2. Rock friction
    3. Mechanics of faulting
    4. Mechanics of earthquakes
    5. The seismic cycle
    6. Seismotectonics
    7. Earthquake prediction and hazard analysis

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Earthquake source mechanics
    • Senior Project Topics in Geology
  • Author

    Christopher H. Scholz, Columbia University, New York

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