9780078022876

Natural Disasters

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078022876

  • ISBN10:

    0078022878

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2013
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Natural Disasters, 9th edition, updates text, tables and figures; adds new photos; places more emphasis on processes and less on case histories. Chapter 1 now includes a brief section on disease pandemics. Chapter 13 on floods is rewritten. A brief, new Chapter 16 pulls together coastal processes and adds rip currents and tidal bores. Chapter 18 on mass extinctions (Great Dyings) is updated and available for inclusion in the textbook. Significant events added include the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami; the record-setting 2011 U.S. tornado year; and the felony conviction of seven Italian scientists for not giving better prediction of the L'Aquila earthquake. The book retains its focus on Earth's natural processes and the disasters that occur when the Earth concentrates its energy and releases it, causing death and destruction.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Energy Flows

Chapter 1: Natural Disasters and the Human Population

Chapter 2: Internal Energy and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 3: Earthquake Geology and Seismology

Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

Chapter 5: Earthquakes throughout the United States and Canada

Chapter 6: Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas

Chapter 7: Volcano Processes and Deadly Events

Chapter 8: Tsunami versus Wind-Caused Waves

Chapter 9: External Energy Fuels Weather and Climate

Chapter 10: Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat and Cold

Chapter 11: Hurricanes

Chapter 12: Climate Change

Chapter 13: Floods

Chapter 14: Fire

Chapter 15: Mass Movements

Chapter 16: Coastal Processes and Hazards

Chapter 17: Impacts with Space Objects

Chapter 18: The Great Dying’s – Available in Create only (http://create.mcgraw-hill.com)

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