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Natural Disasters / Edition 10

Natural Disasters / Edition 10

by Patrick Leon Abbott


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Natural Disasters / Edition 10

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: 9780078022982
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 247,181
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Pat Abbott is a professor at San Diego State University

Table of Contents

Prologue: Energy Flows

Chapter 1: Natural Disasters and the Human Population

Chapter 2: Internal Energy and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 3: Earthquake Geology and Seismology

Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

Chapter 5: Earthquakes throughout the United States and Canada

Chapter 6: Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas

Chapter 7: Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events

Chapter 8: Tsunami versus Wind-Caused Waves

Chapter 9: External Energy Fuels Weather and Climate

Chapter 10: Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat, and Cold

Chapter 11: Hurricanes

Chapter 12: Climate Change

Chapter 13: Floods

Chapter 14: Fire

Chapter 15: Mass Movements

Chapter 16: Coastal Processes and Hazards

Chapter 17: Impacts with Space Objects

Chapter 18: The Great Dying’s – Available in Create only (

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