Natural Disasters / Edition 9

Natural Disasters / Edition 9

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by Patrick Leon Abbott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0078022878

ISBN-13: 9780078022876

Pub. Date: 02/08/2013

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher 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

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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 Higher Education
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
38,215
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Learning about Natural Disasters Using the Internet
Ch. 1Energy Sources of Disasters1
Ch. 2Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes21
Ch. 3Basic Principles of Earthquake Geology and Seismology52
Ch. 4Earthquakes in Western North America83
Ch. 5Earthquakes in the Rest of North America112
Ch. 6Volcanoes134
Ch. 7Volcanism and Plate Tectonics155
Ch. 8Mass Movements180
Ch. 9Climate Change215
Ch. 10Severe Weather237
Ch. 11Hurricanes and the Coastline262
Ch. 12Floods289
Ch. 13Fire313
Ch. 14The Great Dyings332
Ch. 15Impacts with Space Objects351
Ch. 16Population Growth369
Glossary382
Credits389
Index391

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