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Natural Hazards

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ISBN-10: 0521537436

ISBN-13: 9780521537438

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Edward Bryant

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Natural hazards afflict all corners of the Earth; often unexpected, seemingly unavoidable and frequently catastrophic in their impact. This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field. Clearly and concisely, the author describes and explains how hazards occur, examines prediction methods, considers recent and historical hazard events and explores the social impact of such disasters. This revised edition makes good use of the wealth of recent research into…    
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Book details

List price: $80.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introduction to natural hazards
Climatic Hazards
Mechanisms of climate variability
Large-scale storms as a hazard
Localized storms
Drought as a hazard
Flooding as a hazard
Fires in nature
Oceanic hazards
Geological Hazards
Causes and prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes
Earthquakes and tsunami as hazards
Volcano as a hazard
Land instability as a hazard
Personal and group response to hazards
Epilogue