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Natural Hazards

Author : Edward A. Keller
ISBN : 9781315508672
Genre : Nature
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Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology and solar system astronomy. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for non-science majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors in guiding students who may have little background in science to understand physical earth processes as natural hazards and their consequences to society. Natural Hazards uses historical to recent examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material. The Fourth Edition continues our new active learning approach that includes reinforcement of learning objective with a fully updated visual program and pedagogical tools that highlight fundamental concepts of the text. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here's how: Provide a balanced approach to the study of natural hazards: Focus on the basic earth science of hazards as well as roles of human processes and effects on our planet in a broader, more balanced approach to the study of natural hazards. Enhance understanding and comprehension of natural hazards: Newly revised stories and case studies give students a behind the scenes glimpse into how hazards are evaluated from a scientific and human perspective; the stories of real people who survive natural hazards, and the lives and research of professionals who have contributed significantly to the research of hazardous events. Strong pedagogical tools reinforce the text's core features: Chapter structure and design organizes the material into three major sections to help students learn, digest, and review learning objectives.

Natural Hazards

Author : Graham A. Tobin
ISBN : 1572300620
Genre : Science
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Adopting an integrated approach to natural hazards that incorporates facets of both the physical and social sciences, this text examines how different societies have responded to such extremes of nature. The authors bring together the behavioural, political, psychological and economic approaches, leading to increased comprehension of a range of natural hazards, rather than a detailed analysis of particular events or hazard categories.

Natural Hazards And Disasters

Author : Donald Hyndman
ISBN : 9781305581692
Genre : Science
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NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, 5e provides easy-to-understand coverage of the geological processes that underlie disasters, explores the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyzes strategies for mitigating these hazards’ physical and financial harm. From timely information on recent natural disasters in the United States and around the world to insights on earthquakes associated with fracking, this fascinating book provides the up-to-date information you need to analyze potential hazards and take the steps necessary to survive a natural disaster. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Natural Hazards

Author : Edward Bryant
ISBN : 9781139441100
Genre : Science
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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, first published in 2005, makes good use of the wealth of recent research into climate change and its effects.

Natural Hazards Unnatural Disasters

Author : World Bank
ISBN : 9780821381410
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines how to ensure that the preventive measures are worthwhile and effective, and how people can make decisions individually and collectively at different levels of government.

At Risk

Author : Piers Blaikie
ISBN : 9781134887071
Genre : Science
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Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments.

Risk And Uncertainty Assessment For Natural Hazards

Author : Jonathan Rougier
ISBN : 9781107006195
Genre : Science
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A state-of-the-art overview of natural hazard risk assessment, for researchers and professionals in natural-hazard science, risk management and environmental science.

Natural Hazards

Author : David M. Chapman
ISBN : 0195508092
Genre : Emergency management
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Bushfires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes are natural phenomena, inspiring both fear and dread when human life or property is affected. While a blizzard in Alaska may hardly be noticed, that same blizzard in Sydney, Australia, would create hovoc, bringing with it a sudden engery crisis as people attempted to keep warm in a city totally unused to such weather.

Natural Hazards

Author : Ramesh Singh
ISBN : 9781351681193
Genre : Science
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This book addresses relevant aspects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It aims to provide information on the physics and physical processes, indicators, monitoring, mitigation, and geology of these natural hazards. The book highlights the current state of research on these hazards, and deals primarily with their understanding, monitoring and prediction. There is emphasis on satellite monitoring and remote sensing technology used in prediction and assessments. The chapters presented in the book intend to stimulate thinking and further research in the field of natural hazards disaster management.

Natural Hazards Second Edition

Author : Burrell E. Montz
ISBN : 9781462529186
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 37. 78 MB
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Revised edition of: Natural hazards: explanation and integration / Graham A. Tobin and Burrell E. Montz. c1997.

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