Natural Hazards and Disasters / Edition 4

Natural Hazards and Disasters / Edition 4

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by Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman
     
 

The father-son team of Donald Hyndman (geology, U. of Montana) and David Hyndman (geological sciences, Michigan State U.) present a college text for a one-term natural hazards course. Written to be clear and stimulating to undergraduate students, including nonscience majors, the text provides a basis for understanding important hazard- related processes and concepts.… See more details below

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The father-son team of Donald Hyndman (geology, U. of Montana) and David Hyndman (geological sciences, Michigan State U.) present a college text for a one-term natural hazards course. Written to be clear and stimulating to undergraduate students, including nonscience majors, the text provides a basis for understanding important hazard- related processes and concepts. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs, charts, and diagrams. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133590811
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
340,338
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


1. Natural Hazards and Disasters. 2. Plate Tectonics and Physical Hazards. 3. Earthquakes and Their Causes. 4. Earthquake Prediction and Mitigation. 5. Tsunami. 6. Volcanoes: Tectonic Environments and Eruptions. 7. Volcanoes: Hazards and Mitigation. 8. Landslides and Other Downslope Movements. 9. Sinkholes, Land Subsidence, and Swelling Soils. 10. Climate Change and Weather Related to Hazards. 11. Streams and Flood Processes. 12. Floods and Human Interactions. 13. Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion. 14. Hurricanes and Noreasters. 15. Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. 16. Wildfires. 17. Impact of Asteroids and Comets. 18. The Future: Where Do We Go from Here?

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