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Natural Hazards and Disasters

ISBN-10: 0495316679
ISBN-13: 9780495316671
Edition: 2nd 2009
List price: $262.95
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Description: Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, Second Edition, emphasizes Earth, the atmosphere, and the hazardous natural processes and events that dramatically alter them. In teaching  More...

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List price: $262.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 4/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 7.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, Second Edition, emphasizes Earth, the atmosphere, and the hazardous natural processes and events that dramatically alter them. In teaching introductory environmental and physical geology courses, the authors found that topics involving natural hazards are among the most interesting for students like you. They also realized that employing natural hazards as a thematic focus and context motivates their students to learn basic scientific concepts. You begin each chapter by reading about the underlying geological processes as well as the key terms that describe them. Next, you explore the impact these processes have on humans (as well as the impact that humans have on the processes). Finally, the authors analyze strategies for mitigating these hazardsa physical and financial harm, and present prospects for the future. With over 900 images and illustrations, this second edition will certainly catch and retain your attention.

Donald Hyndman is an emeritus professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Montana, where he has taught courses in natural hazards, regional geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology, and advanced igneous petrology. He continues to lecture on natural hazards. Donald is co-originator and coauthor of six books in the Roadside Geology series and one on the geology of the Pacific Northwest, and he has also written a textbook on Igneous Petrology. His B.S. in Geological Engineering is from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Geology is from the University of California Berkeley. He has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award, both given by the University of Montana.

Natural Hazards and Disasters
Plate Tectonics and Physical Hazards
Earthquakes and Their Causes
Earthquake Prediction and Mitigation
Tsunami
Volcanoes: Tectonic Environments and Eruptions
Volcanoes: Hazards and Mitigation
Landslides and Other Downslope Movements
Sinkholes, Land Subsidence, and Swelling Soils
Climate Change and Weather Related to Hazards
Streams and Flood Processes
Floods and Human Interactions
Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion
Hurricanes and Noreasters
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Wildfires
Impact of Asteroids and Comets
The Future: Where Do We Go from Here?

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