Natural Disasters / Edition 9

Natural Disasters / Edition 9

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by Patrick Leon Abbott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0078022878

ISBN-13: 9780078022876

Pub. Date: 02/08/2013

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

This book focuses on natural disasters: how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. "Natural Disasters" is concerned with how the natural world operates and,in so doing,kills and maims humans and destroys their works.

Throughout the book,certain themes are maintained:

* energy

Overview

This book focuses on natural disasters: how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. "Natural Disasters" is concerned with how the natural world operates and,in so doing,kills and maims humans and destroys their works.

Throughout the book,certain themes are maintained:

* energy sources underlying disasters

* plate tectonics and climate change

* Earth processes operating in rock,water,and atmosphere

* significance of geologic time

* complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously

* detailed and readable case histories.

The text aims to explain important principles about the Earth and then develop further understanding through numerous case histories. The book includes recent happenings such as the Western United States wildfires during the summer 2000 and the Los Alamos prescribed burn,also occurring in 2000.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078022876
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
106,639
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue: Energy Flows

Chapter 1: Natural Disasters and the Human Population

Chapter 2: Internal Energy and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 3: Earthquake Geology and Seismology

Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

Chapter 5: Earthquakes throughout the United States and Canada

Chapter 6: Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas

Chapter 7: Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events

Chapter 8: Tsunami versus Wind-Caused Waves

Chapter 9: External Energy Fuels Weather and Climate

Chapter 10: Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat, and Cold

Chapter 11: Hurricanes

Chapter 12: Climate Change

Chapter 13: Floods

Chapter 14: Fire

Chapter 15: Mass Movements

Chapter 16: Coastal Processes and Hazards

Chapter 17: Impacts with Space Objects

Chapter 18: The Great Dying’s – Available in Create only (http://create.mcgraw-hill.com)

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