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Dynamics of Structures Theory and applications to earthquake engineering

The need for a textbook on earthquake engineering was first pointed out by the eminent consulting engineer, John R. Freeman (1855–1932). Following the destructive Santa Barbara, California earthquake of 1925, he became interested in the subject and searched the Boston Public Library for relevant books. He found that not only was there no textbook on earthquake engineering, but the subject itself was not mentioned in any of the books on structural engineering.