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Earthquake, Tsunami and Geology of Bangladesh

Aftab Alam Khan (Author)

The book Earthquake, Tsunami and Geology of Bangladesh presents a comprehensive account of the Geodynamics of Bangladesh. An introductory chapter gives an overview of Earthquake and Geology of the world. This is followed by a chapter on the general geology of Bangladesh in order to facilitate the readers on the basic geological and civil engineering aspects of the country as these relate to the occurrences of energy resources.

The devastations on the loss of lives and economy due to an earthquake in the developed countries like China and Japan is still large in spite of the appreciable advancement in earthquake research. It is needless to say that a catastrophic condition would emerge if a moderate to large magnitude earthquake occurs in an earthquake prone and most densely populated country like Bangladesh. It is well evident from the recent devastations due to 2005 Muzaffarabad Earthquake in Pakistan and 2010 Haiti Earthquake in Caravian Island. Although an earthquake will never be prevented yet the knowledge, wisdom and awareness of earthquakes will certainly minimise the loss of lives and property.

The book has been written primarily of university students, researcher in engineering, particularly those majoring in geosciences, civil and environmental engineering. The book can be used as a textbook for a semester long program/course.

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About the author

Aftab Alam Khan

Dr. Aftab Aslam Khan is a Professor in the Department of Geology of the University of Dhaka.  He earned PhD degree in Applied Geophysics from the Indian School of Mines in the year 1992 doing research on Geodynamics of the Bengal Basin.  He graduated in Geology from the University of Dhaka in 1971.  He was awarded Indian Government Scholarship in the year 1972 for post graduate study in Applied Geophysics and M. Sc from the Indian School of Mines in the year 1974.

Dr. Khan joined the Department of Geology of the University of Dhaka as a Lecturer in the year 1974.  He worked with ARCO-Bangladesh, a subsidiary of ARCO Los Angeles, USA as Junior Geophysicist until 1977.  Dr. Khan joined University of Sulaimania in Iraq as a visiting faculty and taught several courses on geology and geophysics until 1982.  Dr. Khan served in the Department of Geology and Mining of Rajshahi University until 1994 before he joined University of Dhaka in 1995.

Dr. Khan has previously published two books, one in geophysics and other in geological faults. He has more than fifty research publications both in national and international journals of repute.  He is also a freelance writer and published numerous popular articles in national Dailies on issues of national interest related to earthquake and tsunami hazards and oil and gas resources of Bangladesh.

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Bibliographic information

Title Earthquake, Tsunami and Geology of Bangladesh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9843000027030
length xvi+332p., 172 Figures; Tables; References; 22cm.