Natural Hazards Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes

ISBN-10: 0132318644
ISBN-13: 9780132318648
Edition: 2nd 2008
List price: $93.80
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Book details

List price: $93.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

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 thenbsp;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.

First Draft Revised Outline for Natural Hazards 2e
Introduction to Natural Hazards
Case History Nevado del Ruiz, Columbia
Importance Role of history
Geologic cycles
Five fundamental concepts
Natural service functions
Global change
Case Study
Human Population through History
Case Study
The Magnitude
Frequency Concept
Earthquakes
Case History
Earthquakes of Early 2001
Introduction and measurement Processes
Ground motion
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards volcanoes, landslides, liquefaction, tsunamis, subsidence, fire, disease
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts, predictions, and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Earthquakes in Canada (modified from existing Survivor Story)
Case Study
New Madrid, Missouri 1811-1812
Survivor Story
Professional Profile
Andrea Donnellan, Earthquake Forecaster
Tsunamis
Introduction
Processes types of water waves, currents, seiches
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, impacts
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Detection and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Volcanic Landslides and Tsunamis
Case Study
Indonesian Tsunami of 2004
Case Study (one or two additional) 1700
Tsunami in Pacific Northwest, 1958
Tsunami in Lituya Bay, AK, or Mitigation and Preparedness in Japan
Survivor Story
Tsunami in the Lowest Country on Earth Professional
Profile [a researcher (Kerry Sieh at Cal Tech or Jose Barrero at USC), a Pacific Tsunami
Warning Center staff member, or an educator (Lori Dengler at Humboldt State)]
Volcanoes
Case History
Mt. Unzem, 1991
Introduction types and features
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, climate change, fire, subsidence
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Yellowstone Caldera Supervolcano
Case Study
Volcanic Ash and Aviation
Professional Profile
Chris Eisinger, Studying Active
Volcanoes Survivor Story
A Close Call with Mount St. Helens
Flooding
Case History replace with Mid-Atlantic States floods of 2006
Introduction rivers and fluvial processes
Processes Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards landslides, storms, glaciers, tsunamis, fire, climate change
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
Alluvial Fan
Flooding on the Ventura River
Case Study
Magnitude and Frequency of Floods
Case Study
Flash Floods of Eastern Ohio
Survivor Story
Flash Flood
Professional Profile (Ana Barros, Harvard or Eve Gruntfest at Colorado)
Mass Wasting
Case History
Portuguese Bend, California
Introduction types (falls, slides, flows) and processes
Regions at risk Effects
Linkages with other hazards earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, storms, flooding, fire
Natural service functions
Human interactions
Forecasts and warnings
Mitigation Perception and adjustments
Case Study
La Conchita: Southern California
Landslide Disaster of 2005
Lessons Learned
Case Study
Snow Avalanche
Forecasting and Control
Survivor Story
Landslide Professional Pr

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