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Natural Disasters

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9780073376691

ISBN10:
0073376698
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/8/2008
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This is the 7th edition with a publication date of 12/8/2008.
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Summary

Natural Disasters, 7th edition, focuses on how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. It is concerned with how the natural world operates and, in so doing, kills and maims humans and destroys their works. Throughout the book, certain themes are maintained: energy sources underlying disasters plate tectonics and climate change; earth processes operating in rock, water, and atmosphere; significance of geologic time; complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously; detailed and readable case studies.

Table of Contents

Natural Disasters and the Human Population
Energy Flows in Earth History and Natural Disasters
Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
Earthquake Geology and Seismology
Tsunami
Some Earthquakes in Western North America
Earthquakes in Continental US and Canada plus Hawaii
Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas
Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events
Mass Movements
Weather and Tornadoes
Climate Change
Hurricanes and the Coastline
Floods
Fire
The Great Dyings
Impacts with Space Objects
Glossary
Credits
Index
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