Natural Hazards. – 2a edición

Natural Hazards. – 2a edición

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Bryant, Edward (Autor)

Natural hazards afflict all corners of the Earth; often unexpected, seemingly unavoidable and frequently catastrophic in their impact. This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field. Clearly and concisely, the author describes and explains how hazards occur, examines prediction methods, considers recent and historical hazard events and explores the social impact of such disasters. This revised edition makes good use of the wealth of recent research into climate change and its effects

Contenido:

1. Introduction to Natural Hazards.

Climatic Hazards.

2. Mechanisms of Climate Variability.

3. Large-scale Storms as a Hazard.

4. Localized Storms.

5. Drought as a Hazard.

6. Flooding as a Hazard.

7. Fires in Nature.

8. Oceanic Hazards.

Geological Hazards.

9. Causes and Prediction of Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

10. Earthquakes and Tsunami as Hazards.

11. Volcanoes as a Hazard.

12. Land Instability as a Hazard.

Social Impact.

13. Personal and Group Response to Hazards.

14. Epilogue.

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