Natural Disasters

ISBN-10: 0073376698

ISBN-13: 9780073376691

Edition: 7th 2009

List price: $127.19
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Natural Disasters, 7th edition, focuses on 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..
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Book details

List price: $127.19
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 12/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Pat Abbott is a professor at San Diego State University

Natural Disasters and the Human Population
Energy Flows in Earth History and Natural Disasters
Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
Earthquake Geology and Seismology
Tsunami
Some Earthquakes in Western North America
Earthquakes in Continental US and Canada plus Hawaii
Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas
Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events
Mass Movements
Weather and Tornadoes
Climate Change
Hurricanes and the Coastline
Floods
Fire
The Great Dyings
Impacts with Space Objects
Glossary
Credits
Index
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