Geological Hazards A Sourcebook

ISBN-10: 1573564699
ISBN-13: 9781573564694
Edition: 2003
Authors: Timothy M. Kusky
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Description: From tidal waves and sandstorms to lava flows and glaciers, natural geological processes are often hazardous to human life. This book examines the scientific principles behind these processes, explaining how and why they pose a frequent threat.  More...

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Book details

List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

From tidal waves and sandstorms to lava flows and glaciers, natural geological processes are often hazardous to human life. This book examines the scientific principles behind these processes, explaining how and why they pose a frequent threat. Twelve chapters cover such topics as: BL Earthquakes BL Volcanic eruptions BL Tsunami BL Mass wasting BL Streams and floods BL Coastal hazards BL Deserts, droughts, and wind BL Glaciers and glaciation BL Hazardous geologic materials, such as asbestos and radon gas BL Natural geologic subsidence, such as sinkholes BL Sudden catastrophic geologic events, such as asteroid impacts Each chapter includes an extensive list of additional resources, featuring books, journal articles, Web sites, and contact information for relevant organizations. In addition to a general introduction, the volume also contains a detailed subject index and over 60 photographs, tables, and charts. Written in a clear, engaging manner with numerous examples of famous or recent geological disasters, the Sourcebook is an excellent introduction to the topic for high school and college students, as well as a valuable resource for teachers, professors, journalists, and interested general readers. Government agencies and private relief organizations that deal with natural disasters will also find the book useful.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Geological Hazards
Earthquakes
Volcanic Eruptions
Tsunami
Mass Wasting
Streams and Floods
Coastal Hazards
Deserts, Drought, and Wind
Glaciers and Glaciation
Hazards Associated with Geologic Materials
Natural Geologic Subsidence Hazards
Hazards of Sudden Catastrophic Geologic Events
Index

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