(Editors: Wei Wu and Ronaldo I. Borja)

Review by: Benjamin R. Black

As evidenced by the recent and seemingly more frequent occurrences of damaging earthquakes, the topic of earthquake geotechnical engineering would appear to be taking on a larger role in the efforts to develop earthquake-resistant structures. In this text, Professor Towhata has compiled a rather large volume of research data related to the occurrence, frequency, and distribution of earthquakes, as well as information collected over many years of field investigation, laboratory testing, and analysis of earthquakes. In the preface, Professor Towhata outlines some of the background and basis for...

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