"There are no hazards without people".Dr. Norm CattoHazards and disasters fascinate people. Everyone can relate to humans in difficulty and see the relevance of at least one hazard in their own lives. The authors address natural hazards and environmental issues in a manner that will encourage you to make educated choices, such as where to build a house or how to become involved in efforts to improve environmental policy. Written from a Canadian perspective, the authors emphasize how we are all interconnected through the uncertainties and complexities of our ever-changing environment. Natural Hazards and Disasters presents topics using a clear and motivational writing style, so you can immediately apply them to the world around you.