- James McCalpin
Academic researchers in tectonics and seismology and geological/geotechnical consultants in any country with seismic risk. Also, civil engineers, and risk analysts in federal and State agencies. Text adoption potential for courses on "Geologic Hazards" and "Neotectonics," and graduate-level courses on "Earthquake Hazards."
Published: August 1998
Imprint: Academic Press
"James McCalpin and his co-authors have made a major contribution to the literature of paleoseismology with this book. It is clearly the reference of choice to date in this exciting field... This is a wonderful book that will be used as a basic source for a generation. Buy it!"
--ENVIRONMENTAL & ENGINEERING GEOSCIENCE
"Paleoseismology is a turning point in this young but rapidly maturing disipline... The first chapter is a careful and detailed analysis of issues related to paeoseismology. Other chapters cover field techniques; paleoseismology in several types of environments, including extensional, compressional, and strike-slip tectonic environments; using landslides for paleoseismic analysis; and applying paleoseismic data to seismic hazard assessment and neotectonic research...The list of references reported at the end of the volume gives the book the feel of a well-organized book and not a simple collection of papers...a reference tool not only for new students but also for experienced specialists for years to come."
--EOS (Transactions of the American Geophysical Union)
"Paleoseismology definitely is a useful resource for researchers working on paleoseismological problems...It should be on every paleoseismologist's bookshelf."