Throughout the book,certain themes are maintained:
* energy sources underlying disasters
* plate tectonics and climate change
* Earth processes operating in rock,water,and atmosphere
* significance of geologic time
* complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously
* detailed and readable case histories.
The text aims to explain important principles about the Earth and then develop further understanding through numerous case histories. The book includes recent happenings such as the Western United States wildfires during the summer 2000 and the Los Alamos prescribed burn,also occurring in 2000.
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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
Chapter 18: The Great Dying’s – Available in Create only (http://create.mcgraw-hill.com)