(0) items

Natural Disasters



Pub. Date:
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
List Price: $171.45

Rent Textbook



Only one copy
in stock at this price.

Buy Used Textbook

In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.



New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $34.11

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 8th edition with a publication date of 1/31/2011.
What is included with this book?
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.

Related Products

  • Natural Disasters
    Natural Disasters
  • Natural Disasters
    Natural Disasters


Natural Disasters, 8th edition, is marked by major changes in organization and expanded coverage of weather and climate. The discussion of natural disasters is based on 4 main energy flows: 1) Earth's internal energy flow underlies earthquakes and volcanoes, 2) the external energy flow from the Sun fuels weather and climate including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, 3) gravity acts to pull down mass movements of earth and snow, and 4) impacts with asteroids and comets can have major effects on life. The book focuses on the Earth's natural processes and the disasters that occur when the Earth concentrates its energy and releases it to causing death and destruction. 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

Prologue Energy Flows

1 Natural Disasters and the Human Population

2 Internal Energy and Plate Tectonics

3 Earthquake Geology and Seismology

4 Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

5 Earthquake Lessons and Regional Settings

6 Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas

7 Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events

8 Tsunami Versus Wind-Caused Waves

9 External Energy Fuels Weather and Climate

10 Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat, and Cold

11 Hurricanes

12 Climate Change

13 Floods

14 Fire

15 Mass Movements

16 Impacts with Space Objects





Available electronically: 7th edition's chapter on "The Great Dyings"

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...