Natural Disasters / Edition 5

Natural Disasters / Edition 5

by Patrick Leon Abbott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073040770

ISBN-13: 9780073040776

Pub. Date: 05/04/2005

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. It 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

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. It 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 studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073040776
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
05/04/2005
Edition description:
with OLC Bi-Card Package
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1 Natural Disasters and The Human Population

2 Energy Flows in Earth History and Natural Disasters

3 Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

4 Earthquake Geology and Seismology

5 Tsunami

6 Earthquakes in Western North America

7 More Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Earthquakes

8 Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas

9 Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events

10 Mass Movements

11 Atmosphere, Oceans, and Long-Term Change

12 Short-Term Climate Change and Severe Weather

13 Hurricanes and the Coastline

14 Floods

15 Fire

16 The Great Dyings

17 Impacts with Space Objects

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