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Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, Second 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). 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 second 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
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
Impact of Asteroids and Comets
The Future: Where Do We Go from Here?
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