About the Author

Robert Yeats is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America. He is senior consultant and partner in Earth Consultants International, an international firm focusing on earthquake hazards, and also an Emeritus Professor at Oregon State University, where an endowed professorship has been named in his honor. He has decades of experience in earthquake geology worldwide, including acting as chair of an active fault working group of the International Lithosphere Program for several years and writing four previous books: Geology of Earthquakes (with Kerry Sieh and Clarence R. Allen; Oxford University Press), Living with Earthquakes in California, Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest (first and second editions; OSU Press), and Active Faults of the World (Cambridge University Press). A fifth book, Earthquake Time Bombs, will be published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press.