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This updated new edition presents a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary analysis of the complete range of natural hazards. Edward Bryant describes and explains how hazards occur, examines prediction methods, considers recent and historical hazard events and explores the social impact of such disasters. Supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, this standard text is an invaluable guide for students and professionals in the field. First Edition Hb (1991): 0-521-37295-X First Edition Pb (1991): 0-521-37889-3
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||Updated edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.43(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.79(d)|
About the Author
Edward Bryant is Associate Dean of Science at Wollongong University in Australia. Among his other publications is Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He has particular interest in climatic change and coastal evolution.
Table of Contents1. Introduction to natural hazards; Part I. Climatic Hazards: 2. Mechanisms of climate variability; 3. Large-scale storms as a hazard; 4. Localized storms; 5. Drought as a hazard; 6. Flooding as a hazard; 7. Fires in nature; 8. Oceanic hazards; Part II. Geological Hazards: 9. Causes and prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes; 10. Earthquakes and tsunami as hazards; 11. Volcano as a hazard; 12. Land instability as a hazard; 13. Personal and group response to hazards; 14. Epilogue.