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Introduction to Earthquake Engineering [Book Review]

Housner, George W. (1973) Introduction to Earthquake Engineering [Book Review]. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 63 (4). pp. 1499-1500. ISSN 0037-1106.

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The author of this book, Professor Shunzo Okamoto, is a well-known earthquake engineer in Japan, and his book is a very interesting presentation of earthquake engineering in Japan. The first rotor chapters deal with characteristics of earthquakes, earthquake intensity, seismicity of Japan, and great earthquakes in Japan and resulting damages. Chapter 5 deals with the influence of ground conditions on earthquake ground motion. Chapter 6 covers design earthquake motions. Chapters 7 and 8 deal with earthquake- resistant design procedures, and earthquake-resistant provisions. Chapter 9 discusses earth pressures during earthquakes. Chapters 10 through 18 address themselves to the earthquake resistance of different types of structures and facilities, including transportation systems, port and harbor facilities, concrete gravity dams, arch dams, earth dams, waterworks, underground structures, and buildings. A special feature of the book is the strong engineering flavor together with many practical examples, and, therefore, it should be of special interest to practicing engineers. The book can be ordered from John Wiley & Sons, New York or the University of Tokyo Press, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

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Additional Information:© 1973 Seismological Society of America. Book review of: Introduction to Earthquake Engineering, by Shunzo Okamoto, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1973, 571 pages.
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