Natural Hazards / Edition 2

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Overview

This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 150 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field.
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Editorial Reviews

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"...Professor Bryant's heroic compilation is an excellent guide." Scientific American

"...highly informative....A useful text and reference source." Choice

"This new edition is multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and clearly up-to-date, and it incorporates an abundance of recent literature concerning the problems brought on by climate change. Essential." CHOICE

"Natural Hazards is a valuable contribution to the U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. It will appeal to students, scientists, and disaster risk managers. It will also appeal to the general public interested in natural hazards." EOS-Transactions, Badaoui Rouhban

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521537438
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2004
  • Edition description: Updated edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 8.39 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Bryant is Associate Dean of Science at Wollongong University in Australia. Among his other publications is Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He has particular interest in climatic change and coastal evolution.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to natural hazards 1
2 Mechanisms of climate variability 17
3 Large-scale storms as a hazard 44
4 Localized storms 85
5 Drought as a hazard 103
6 Flooding as a hazard 120
7 Fires in nature 139
8 Oceanic hazards 155
9 Causes and prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes 179
10 Earthquakes and tsunami as hazards 202
11 Volcanoes as a hazard 227
12 Land instability as a hazard 249
13 Personal and group response to hazards 273
14 Epilogue 288
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