Geological Hazards A Sourcebook
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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 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.
List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 4/30/2003
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction to Geological Hazards|
|Streams and Floods|
|Deserts, Drought, and Wind|
|Glaciers and Glaciation|
|Hazards Associated with Geologic Materials|
|Natural Geologic Subsidence Hazards|
|Hazards of Sudden Catastrophic Geologic Events|