Natural Hazards and Disasters / Edition 2

Natural Hazards and Disasters / Edition 2

by Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495316679

ISBN-13: 9780495316671

Pub. Date: 04/03/2008

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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.

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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:
9780495316671
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/03/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
555
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 Predictions, Forecasts, 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. Weather, Thunderstorms, and Tornadoes. 11. Climate Change: Processes and History 12. Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation 13. Streams and Flood Processes. 14. Floods and Human Interactions. 15. Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion. 16. Hurricanes and Nor'easters. 17. Wildfires. 18. Asteroids and Comet Impacts.

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