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From the PublisherNatural Hazards and Environmental Change is a scientifically sound and well-written book giving a comprehensive overview of modern hazard investigations. Especially interesting is the main theme, i.e. the thesis that anthropogenic factors are the main reason for these alarming events. This might have a positive effect in stimulating desirable social and political reactions. I am glad to have this useful book in my own library.
I found this book to be intelligent, well organized, informative, up to date and worthwhile. It is highly recommended. The effort at a synthesis has been surprisingly successful.
The publication of this book should be welcomed; in an overprovided market Natural Hazards and Environmental Change takes a fresh and stimulating approach to the study of natural hazards. In eight well-written chapters, McGuire, Mason and Kilburn have produced a book which is distinctly different from the legion of others currently in the market place. Geology, Earth Science and science geography students should own a copy, as should any academic teaching in this field.
...a very topical and timely publication which manages to pack an enormous amount of relevant and current information into its 187 pages.
This book deserves to be on the bookshelf of scientists, non-scientists, politicians, and anyone interested in, or involved with, global warming discussions, or concerned about the long-term implications of anthropogenic induced global warming.
Natural Hazards serves as a warning, and a sourcebook for understanding and prediction. It should direct international effort into seeking ways to mitigate disaster.