9780538737524

Natural Hazards And Disasters

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538737524

  • ISBN10:

    0538737522

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/25/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, Natural Hazards and Disasters, Third Edition, emphasizes Earth, the atmosphere, and the hazardous natural processes and events that dramatically alter them. In teaching introductory environmental and physical geology courses, the authors found that topics involving natural hazards are among the most interesting for students like you.

They also realized that employing natural hazards as a thematic focus and context motivates their students to learn basic scientific concepts. You begin each chapter by reading about the underlying geological processes as well as the key terms that describe them. Next, you explore the impact these processes have on humans (as well as the impact that humans have on the processes).

Cases in Point, which bring focus to some of the key principles and processes through specific natural disasters, appear at the end of chapters to improve flow of the text. New descriptive titles connect each Case in Point to key chapter concepts. Most chapters begin with a brief account of a natural disaster, illustrating the dramatic impact that natural disasters have on the lives of real people.

Finally, the authors analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards' physical and financial harm, and present prospects for the future. With over 900 images and illustrations, this third edition will certainly catch and retain your attention.

Table of Contents

Natural Hazards and Disasters
Plate Tectonics and Physical Hazards
Earthquakes and Their Causes
Earthquake Prediction and Mitigation
Tsunami
Volcanoes: Tectonic Environments and Eruptions
Volcanoes: Hazards and Mitigation
Landslides and Other Downslope Movements
Sinkholes, Land Subsidence, and Swelling Soils
Climate Change and Weather Related to Hazards
Streams and Flood Processes
Floods and Human Interactions
Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion
Hurricanes and Noreasters
Thunderstorms and Tornadoes
Wildfires
Impact of Asteroids and Comets
The Future: Where Do We Go from Here?
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Well Written Textbook March 29, 2011
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I purchased this textbook as a text for an adult learning class. We seniors are using it as a resource for a trip we are taking in the fall to see volcanoes and earthquake faults! Although used, the book was in excellent condition. It is well written, not too difficult for this aging mind, but scientifically correct. It has a great photos and descriptions of past geological events.
I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the geological world we inhabit…
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