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The book “Earthquakes and their impact on Society” edited by Dr. Sebastiano D’Amico
(Department of Geosciences: Faculty of Science) has been selected by Choice magazine as
"Outstanding Academic Title" for 2016. This prestigious and quite selective list reflects the best
in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the
academic library community.
According to the American Library Association, the prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list
"reflects the best in scholarly titles... and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the
academic library community." The list contains approximately ten percent of some 7,000 works
reviewed in Choice each year. In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors apply
several criteria to reviewed titles:
• overall excellence in presentation and scholarship
• importance relative to other literature in the field
• distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form
• originality or uniqueness of treatment
• value to undergraduate students
• importance in building undergraduate library collections
In addition, the book has been reviewed with the following comments: “This encyclopedic
volume is the most up-to-date compilation of systematic scientific knowledge on earthquakes in
the Mediterranean and the southern Asian/Pacific seismic zones. … Exemplary illustrations
(many in color) include numerous photographs of earthquake damage and geologic maps of
areas affected by earthquakes. Charts, tables, and engineering drawings are outstandingly
educational. All seismic scientists, engineers, historians, and geographers should always have
this useful volume at hand. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through
professionals and practitioners.” (T. L. T. Grose, Choice, Vol. 54 (3), November, 2016) 

Outstanding Academic Title
The book "Earthquakes and their Impact on Society" has been selected by Choice magazine as"Outstanding Academic title" for 2016 
Participation at AGU
Dr Sebastiano D’Amico and Ms Daniela Farrugia (Department of Geosciences) have participated in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting held in San Francisco (USA) from 10th to 15th December 2016.
ESC 2018
Valletta to host 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission in 2018
Last Updated: 9 February 2017

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