Natural Disasters

ISBN-10: 007329232X
ISBN-13: 9780073292328
Edition: 6th 2008 (Revised)
List price: $113.75
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Description: This book focuses on natural disasters: how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. It is concerned with how the natural world operates and, in so doing, kills and maims  More...

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Book details

List price: $113.75
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This book focuses on natural disasters: how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. It is concerned with how the natural world operates and, in so doing, kills and maims humans and destroys their works. Throughout the book, certain themes are maintained: * energy sources underlying disasters * plate tectonics and climate change * earth processes operating in rock, water, and atmosphere * significance of geologic time * complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously * detailed and readable case studies.

Natural Disasters and Their Energy Sources
Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
Basic Principles of Earthquake Geology, Seismology and Tsunami
Some Earthquakes in Western North America
More United States and Canadian Earthquakes
Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas
Volcanic Eruptions Continue
Mass Movements
Climate Change
Severe Weather
Hurricanes and the Coastline
Floods
Fire
The Great Dyings
Impacts with Space Objects
Population Growth
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