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Top 10 papers on Active Faulting

List compiled: July 2005 by Robert H. Sydnor, CEG 968, Engineering Geologist, Seismologist, Hydrogeologist. 

  • Bonilla, Manuel G., and Lienkaemper, James J., 1991, Factors affecting the recognition of faults exposed in exploratory trenches: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1947, 54 p.
  • Burbank, Douglas W., and Anderson, Robert S., 2001, Tectonic geomorphology: Blackwell Science, 274 p.
  • Noller, J.S., Sowers, J.M., and Lettis, W.R., editors, Quaternary Geochronology: American Geophysical Union, Reference Shelf vol. 4, 581 p. (comprehensive treatise).
  • Hart, Earl W., and Bryant, William A., 1997, Fault–rupture hazard zones in California: California Geological Survey, Special Publication 42, 1997 edition with 1999 supplements, 38 p. download pdf from:
  • Keller, Edward A., and Pinter, Nicholas, 2002, Active tectonics, 2nd edition: Prentice–Hall, 9 chapters, 362 p.
  • McCalpin, James P., editor, 1996, Paleoseismology: Academic Press, 9 chapters, 588 p.
  • Scholz, Christopher H., 2002, The mechanics of earthquakes and faulting, 2nd edition: Cambridge University Press, 7 chapters, 471 p.
  • Shlemon, Roy J., 1985, Application of soil–stratigraphic techniques to engineering geology: Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, vol. 22, no. 2, p. 129–142.
  • Sieh, Kerry E., 1996, The repetition of large–earthquake processes: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 93, p. 3764–3771. pdf at: < >
  • Yeats, Robert S., Sieh, Kerry E., and Allen, Clarence R., 1997, The geology of earthquakes: Oxford University Press, 568 p. (especially Chapter 6, Quaternary Timescales and Dating Techniques; and Chapter 7, Tectonic Geomorphology).