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Geological Hazards A Sourcebook

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ISBN-10: 1573564699

ISBN-13: 9781573564694

Edition: 2003

Authors: Timothy M. Kusky

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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…    
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Book details

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

Introduction to Geological Hazards
Volcanic Eruptions
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