Natural Hazards And Disasters by Donald HyndmanNatural Hazards And Disasters by Donald Hyndman

Natural Hazards And Disasters

byDonald Hyndman, David Hyndman, Norm Catto

Hardcover | March 20, 2008

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"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.
Title:Natural Hazards And DisastersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 10.75 × 9 × 0.75 inPublished:March 20, 2008Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176441115

ISBN - 13:9780176441111

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Natural Hazards and Disasters Chapter 2: Plate Tectonics Chapter 3: Earthquakes: The Disasters Chapter 4: Earthquakes: Assessing Hazard and Reducing Risk Chapter 5: Tsunami: The Great Wave Chapter 6: Volcanoes: Activity and Hazards Chapter 7: Volcanoes: When Eruptions Occur Chapter 8: Slope Failures: Fall, Slides, and Flows Chapter 9: Land in Motion: Subsidence, Collapse, Karst, and Thermokarst Chapter 10: Rivers and Flooding: Factors in Hazard and Risk Chapter 10W: Rivers and Flooding: Cases, Causes, and Consequence (see website: www.naturalhazards.nelson.com)Chapter 11: Tropical Cyclones, Hurricanes, and Typhoons Chapter 12: Storms: Thunder, Lightning, Hail, Tornadoes, and Dust Chapter 13: Winter Hazards Chapter 14: Wildland Fires Chapter 15: Climate and Change: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 16: Climate Variation and Drought Chapter 17: Natural Environmental Medical Hazards Chapter 18: Extraterrestrial Hazards Chapter 19: Where Will We Go from Here? Appendix 1: Geological Time Scale 485Appendix 2: Mineral and Rock Characteristics Related to Hazards 486