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Published February 1975 | Published
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Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering [Book Review]


The recently issued two-volume set of the Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering consists, essentially, of all the papers presented at the last world conference held in Rome in July of 1973. There are approximately 420 papers divided about equally between those 10 pages long and the shorter 4-page papers. The volumes include all the papers which were issued as preprints, a few submitted too late for preprinting, and some 30 discussions. Several of the discussions are categorized as free discussions, and are actually additional papers. Also included in the Proceedings is a list of the 850 participants from the 45 countries represented at the conference; an index of the papers, by session; an index of authors; and a brief section containing data about the International Association for Earthquake Engineering, the sponsoring organization. In the same section are the brief speeches given at the opening and closing ceremonies, administrative reports, and a few photographs. This general material comprises 168 pages, bringing the total for the volumes to nearly 3,200 pages. The massive volumes, 3½ in thick, are well-bound in maroon fabrikoid with gold lettering. The papers are reproduced photographically from originals supplied by the authors so there is considerable variation in typography. The quality of both the printing and the paper is very good, however, and the legibility of text, figures and photographs is at least equal to any of the Proceedings of previous world conferences.

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© 1975 Seismological Society of America. Book review of: Proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering EDIGRAF (Editrice Libraria, Via Giuseppe Charini, 6, 00137, Rome, Italy), 1974, 2 vols. 3013 pp.

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