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A History of Persian Earthquakes

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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521021876

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  • Modern plate tectonic theory, the development of earthquake prediction and the mitigation of earthquake hazards are based on the study of earthquakes during the twentieth century. Investigation of earthquakes over a much longer period, although in no way invalidating the global importance of plate tectonics, shows that patterns of seismic activity do change with time and that areas of intense seismic activity in the historical past are often gaps of earthquake activity today. This study of the historical seismicity of Iran over the last thirteen centuries not only shows this quite clearly but also reveals a long-term tectonic pattern which is different from that deduced from short-term observations. The historical data provides the basis for the development of earthquake prediction models and for long-term earthquake hazard assessment. This book will be of equal interest to earth scientists, seismologists, historical geographers and orientalists.

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    'A History of Persian Earthquakes …[is] used by seismologists, engineers and tectonic geologists. It is an extraordinary work of scholarship and absolutely iconic, setting a standard in this area of research that has not … been equalled since … This is an invaluable core of knowledge and scholarship, and it is a great achievement to render it accessible in a single volume … Cambridge should be congratulated for publishing this book; such should be the purpose of an academic publisher. This book will never go out of demand …' Geological Magazine

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521021876
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 282 x 222 x 22 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Definitions
    Transliteration
    Chronology
    1. Macroseismic data from historical sources
    2. Macroseismic data from field studies
    3. Case histories
    4. Instrumental data
    5. Earthquake history of Persia
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    N. N. Ambraseys

    C. P. Melville

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