Access to Geography: Hazards

Paperback | August 29, 2003

byMalcolm Skinner

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Access to Geography: Hazards provides students with an in-depth understanding of natural and man made hazards. The text features a number of relevant and up-to-date case studies that are used as the basis for analysis of different types of hazard, the risks posed by hazards, and the process ofrisk assessment and responses to counteract the dangers posed by hazards. Physical hazards featured include hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes and river and coastal flooding. The author also provides coverage of physical hazards that have been affected by human activity, including drought, diseaseand smog, and urban hazards such as crime.

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Access to Geography: Hazards provides students with an in-depth understanding of natural and man made hazards. The text features a number of relevant and up-to-date case studies that are used as the basis for analysis of different types of hazard, the risks posed by hazards, and the process ofrisk assessment and responses to counteract...

Malcolm Skinner is a former Senior Examiner.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.54 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:August 29, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0340846364

ISBN - 13:9780340846360

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Table of Contents

1. An introduction to hazards2. Tectonic and other geomorphological hazards3. Atmospheric and climatic hazards4. Water hazards5. Hazards generated within the human environment6. The multi-hazard urban environment of Los Angeles7. Where do we go from here?