Natural Disasters / Edition 9

Natural Disasters / Edition 9

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by Patrick Leon Abbott
     
 

Natural Disasters, 9th edition, updates text, tables and figures; adds new photos; places more emphasis on processes and less on case histories. Chapter 1 now includes a brief section on disease pandemics. Chapter 13 on floods is rewritten. A brief, new Chapter 16 pulls together coastal processes and adds rip currents and tidal bores. Chapter 18 on massSee more details below

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Natural Disasters, 9th edition, updates text, tables and figures; adds new photos; places more emphasis on processes and less on case histories. Chapter 1 now includes a brief section on disease pandemics. Chapter 13 on floods is rewritten. A brief, new Chapter 16 pulls together coastal processes and adds rip currents and tidal bores. Chapter 18 on mass extinctions (Great Dyings) is updated and available for inclusion in the textbook. Significant events added include the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami; the record-setting 2011 U.S. tornado year; and the felony conviction of seven Italian scientists for not giving better prediction of the L'Aquila earthquake. The book retains its focus on Earth's natural processes and the disasters that occur when the Earth concentrates its energy and releases it, causing death and destruction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078022876
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
106,087
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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