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Natural Disasters / Edition 9

Natural Disasters / Edition 9

by Patrick Leon AbbottPatrick Leon Abbott
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Natural Disasters, 10th edition focuses on explaining how the normal processes of Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. Students have a natural curiosity about natural disasters and why they occur. This text explains why natural disasters occur by interweaving the themes of Energy sources, Plate tectonics, climate change, Earth Processes, geologic time, the complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously throughout the text. Detailed and interesting Case histories are also intertwined with current content to give students a broad historical understanding of our dynamic and evolving planet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780078022876
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 02/08/2013
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Pat Abbott is a professor at San Diego State University

Table of Contents

Prologue: Energy FlowsChapter 1: Natural Disasters and the Human PopulationChapter 2: Internal Energy and Plate TectonicsChapter 3: Earthquake Geology and SeismologyChapter 4: Plate Tectonics and EarthquakesChapter 5: Earthquakes throughout the United States and CanadaChapter 6: Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and MagmasChapter 7: Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events Chapter 8: Tsunami versus Wind-Caused WavesChapter 9: External Energy Fuels Weather and ClimateChapter 10: Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat, and ColdChapter 11: HurricanesChapter 12: Climate ChangeChapter 13: FloodsChapter 14: FireChapter 15: Mass MovementsChapter 16: Coastal Processes and HazardsChapter 17: Impacts with Space Objects

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