Implications of Recent Earthquakes on Seismic Risk is the title of a new book edited by A. S. Elnashai and S. Antoniou. The volume contains contributions from several internationally renowned earthquake engineers on lessons learned from recent earthquakes. In particular, studies of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake and the 1999 earthquakes in Turkey, Taiwan, and Greece are included. The editors of the volume hope that through assimilation of the lessons learned and dissemination of this information, future earthquakes will not exact such a heavy toll. The 236-page volume is published by Imperial College Press and distributed by World Scientific Publishing. The...

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