(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Faulty construction : earthquakes and the culture of prevention in California

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The study of earthquakes and aseismic building construction evolved with each new earthquake. Fallen and standing structures were studied. Chasing earthquakes became a way of life for some investigators, as they gained confidence that they could make modern cities safe against tremors. Over time a culture of prevention emerged, initially fostered by engineers and geologists, eventually sustained by those who invested in the modern city, and ultimately embraced by the general public. Thus Californians became believers in a culture of prevention grounded in societal confidence that people can control the natural world with science and technology


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 51, no3 [pp. 255-258]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.



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