The Big Dig, more than 14 years in planning and $14 billion in cost, is just a snapshot of a long history in a city that is an ideal laboratory for geological engineering.
Bradford A. Miller
20 The Urban Evolution of
U.S. Earthquake Monitoring
The U.S. Geological Survey is populating the United States with networks of seismic monitors as part of a new approach to earthquake mitigation: Warning instead of prediction.
Lisa M. Pinsker
Cities Face Geologic Forces
Snapshots of urban hazards: earthquakes in Kobe, subsidence in Las Vegas, lava in Goma, landslides in Colorado Springs.
Sustainability and the End of History
All the usual geological processes have been joined by a new and immensely significant one never before seen on the planet, and one without which civilization would not exist: agriculture.
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