This is the second edition of a book first published in 1990. The aim of the first edition was to view faulting in the Earth from perspectives that combined rock mechanics, geological observations and earthquake seismology, thereby bridging the gap between two famous books of the 1950s, Anderson’s The Dynamics of Faulting and Richter’s Elementary Seismology. The author was well qualified to do this, being a substantial contributor to the whole range of different disciplines and certainly one of the most profound thinkers on the interfaces between them. The book he produced was, in my opinion, the most important...

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