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Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes / Edition 3
     

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes / Edition 3

by Edward A. Keller, Duane E. DeVecchio
 

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ISBN-10: 0321662644

ISBN-13: 9780321662644

Pub. Date: 01/20/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material.

The Third Edition provides a new active learning approach, a fully updated visual program and revised

Overview

Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material.

The Third Edition provides a new active learning approach, a fully updated visual program and revised pedagogy tools that highlight hallmark concepts of the text. Students have access to an updated Hazard City , an online media resource which gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments in which students investigate virtual disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City.

This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here's how:

Provide a balanced approach to the study of natural hazards: Focus on globalization of our economy, information access, and human effects on our planet in a broader, more balanced approach to the study of natural hazards.

Engage your students with "Hazard City": Students work through 11 different assignments by stepping into the role of a practicing geologist and analyzing potential disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City.

Enhance understanding and comprehension of natural hazards: Newly revised stories and case studies give students a behind the scenes glimpse into the lives of survivors, professionals and hazardous events.

Strong pedagogy tools reinforce the text's core features: The new chapter structure and design organizes the material into three major sections to help students learn, digest, and review learning objectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321662644
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/20/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Natural Hazards

2. Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics

3. Earthquakes

4. Tsunamis

5. Volcanoes

6. Flooding

7. Mass Wasting

8. Subsidence and Soils

9. Atmospheric Processes and Severe Weather

10. Hurricanes and Extratropical Cyclones

11. Coastal Hazards

12. Climate and Climate Change

13. Wildfires

14. Impacts and Extinctions

Appendix A Minerals

Appendix B Rocks

Appendix C Maps and Related Topics

Appendix D How Geologists Determine Geologic Time

Glossary

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