Earth's Fury

Earth's Fury : An Introduction to Natural Hazards and Disasters

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This text is intended as an introduction to natural hazards and disasters, in either geology, geography or earth sciences. It focuses on the physical elements of natural hazards, but includes a chapter on risk assessment and probability.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 170.18 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 1,814.36g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130424331
  • 9780130424334

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction 2. Volcanoes. 3. Earthquakes. 4. Earthquake Engineering. 5. Landslides and Land Movement. 6. Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought. 7. Atmospheric Hazards. 8. Oceanographic Hazards. 9. River Floods. 10. Some Accident Scenarios. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Answers to Review Questions. Index.show more