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Many important advances in designing earthquake-resistant structures have occurred over the last several years. Civil engineers need an authoritative source of information that reflects the issues that are unique to the field. Comprising chapters selected from the second edition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, this book provides a tightly focused, economical guide to the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of earthquake engineering. It discusses the fundamentals of earthquake engineering, the various types of earthquake damage to structures, seismic design of buildings and bridges, and performance-based seismic design and evaluation of building structures.