Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes As Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes / Edition 3

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes As Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes / Edition 3

ISBN-10:
0321707362
ISBN-13:
9780321707369
Pub. Date:
02/07/2011
Publisher:
Prentice Hall

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Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes As Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes / Edition 3

Ideal for courses on natural hazards or on earthquakes and volcanoes, Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen—and what we can do to limit their effects. The Third Edition of this text provides fully up-to-date coverage of recent disasters, and significantly revises the visual programk throughout. Included with every copy of this text is access to Hazard City, an online media resource which gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments where students investigate virtual disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City.

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books à la Carte also offer a great value—this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321707369
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 02/07/2011
Pages: 461
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Natural Hazards Chapter 2 Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics Chapter 3 Earthquakes Chapter 4 Tsunamis Chapter 5 Volcanoes Chapter 6 Flooding Chapter 7 Mass Wasting Chapter 8 Subsidence and Soil Movement Chapter 9 Atmosphere and Severe Weather Chapter 10 Hurricanes and Extratropical Cyclones Chapter 11 Waves, Currents and Coastlines Chapter 12 Climate and Climate Change Chapter 13 Wildfires Chapter 14 Impacts and Extinctions Appendix A Minerals Appendix B Rocks Appendix C Maps and Related Topics Appendix D How Geologists Determine Geologic Time Glossary References Index

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