3rd Edition, Brooks-Cole, Cengage Learning, 2011, 571 pages, ISBN: 0538737522Written 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). 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.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 Nor’easters Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Wildfires Impact of Asteroids and Comets The Future: Where Do We Go From Here?
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