Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country: How to Save Your Home, Business, and Life

In this updated and expanded third edition, seismic engineer Peter Yanev and risk management consultant Andrew Thompson explain how to prepare one's property to withstand a powerful quake, and how to protect one's family during and after the chaos. Residents of earthquake country learn why and how earthquakes occur, which construction methods are best suited for fault zones, and how to shore up existing buildings to survive the next big one. This comprehensive resource deconstructs complicated insurance policies, maps existing and suspected faults, and demystifies terms like "liquifaction" and "cripple walls."

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By Anna (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 07, 2015
Pretty vital book for anyone on the West Coast to read. ...more
By Melodie (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · December 16, 2014
Very well written and informative. Definitely someone who lives in an earthquake hot spot should read. ...more