Chris Scholz has updated his well respected 1990 publication with the second edition of The Mechanics of Earthquakes and Faulting. The short review: If you are an earthquake or fault mechanics researcher at the faculty or graduate student level, I recommend purchasing the book or requesting that your library purchase the book.

The long review: During the past decade our tools for understanding earthquakes and fault mechanics have expanded by leaps and bounds. New advances in recording and observational technology, both in the lab and in the field, have enabled a better understanding of the processes that produce earthquakes on...

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