Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes / Edition 2

Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0132318644
ISBN-13:
9780132318648
Pub. Date:
10/29/2007
Publisher:
Prentice Hall

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Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes / Edition 2

A book designed for readers interested in the environment, this is an excellent source for Earth science information about hazardous Earth processes which affect virtually everyone living on this planet. Book includes Hazard City CD-ROM for exersices that put students in the role of a practicing geologist.

Interesting and well-written, this book includes broad coverage of many natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, landslides, coastal erosion, extreme weather, and wildfires.

For those interested in a comprehensive book about our environment and the impact of natural hazardous processes; also useful as a reference work for science writers and editors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132318648
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 10/29/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 8.29(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Natural Hazards

Chapter 2 Earthquakes

Chapter 3 Tsunamis

Chapter 4 Volcanoes

Chapter 5 Flooding

Chapter 6 Mass Wasting

Chapter 7 Subsidence and Soil Movement

Chapter 8 Atmosphere and Severe Weather

Chapter 9 Hurricanes and Extratropical Cyclones

Chapter 10 Waves, Currents and Coastlines

Chapter 11 Climate and Climate Change

Chapter 12 Wildfires

Chapter 13 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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