Seismic Principles Book by Paul W Richards

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A picture is worth a thousand words. With over 700 photos and illustrations you will quickly grasp the material.

Example page from Seismic Principles showing a steel moment frame and a 3d schematic of the connection detail.
Example page from Seismic Principles that shows a multi-story wood-frame building and a flexible diaphragm analysis problem.

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With more than 200 fully-worked examples, you will find something close to everything you will see on the exam.

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