Natural Hazards and Disasters / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Succeed in your course with NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, 5e. The authors provide easy-to-understand coverage of the geological processes that underlie disasters, explore the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards' physical and financial harm. From timely information on recent natural disasters in the United States and around the world to insights on earthquakes associated with fracking, this fascinating book provides the up-to-date information you need to analyze potential hazards and take the steps necessary to survive a natural disaster.
About the Author
Donald Hyndman is an emeritus professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Montana, where he has taught courses in natural hazards, regional geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology, and advanced igneous petrology. He continues to lecture on natural hazards. Donald is co-originator and coauthor of six books in the Roadside Geology series and one on the geology of the Pacific Northwest, and he has also written a textbook on Igneous Petrology. His B.S. in Geological Engineering is from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Geology is from the University of California Berkeley. He has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award, both given by the University of Montana.
David Hyndman is Donald's son, and a young star in the geological sciences. He is a full professor at Michigan State University, after earning his PhD from Stanford University in 1995. In 2002 he received the Darcy Distinguished Lecturer award, the top award that a hydrogeologist may receive in his or her field. He has won several teaching awards at MSU as well, and is actively involved in the Interactive Studies 203 course at MSU, one of the largest enrollment earth sciences courses in the country.
Table of Contents
1. Natural Hazards and Disasters. 2. Plate Tectonics and Physical Hazards. 3. Earthquakes and Their Causes. 4. Earthquake Predictions, Forecasts, and Mitigation. 5. Tsunami. 6. Volcanoes: Tectonic Environments and Eruptions. 7. Volcanoes: Hazards and Mitigation. 8. Landslides and Other Downslope Movements. 9. Sinkholes, Land Subsidence, and Swelling Soils. 10. Weather, Thunderstorms, and Tornadoes. 11. Climate Change: Processes and History 12. Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation 13. Streams and Flood Processes. 14. Floods and Human Interactions. 15. Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion. 16. Hurricanes and Nor'easters. 17. Wildfires. 18. Asteroids and Comet Impacts.