Natural hazards / Edward Bryant.
By: Bryant, Edward.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2005Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xvi, 312 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0521537436; 9780521537438.Subject(s): Natural disasters
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction to natural hazards -- Climatic hazards -- Mechanisms of climate variability -- Large-scale storms as a hazard -- Localized storms -- Drought as a hazard -- Flooding as a hazard -- Fires in nature -- Oceanic hazards -- Geological hazards -- Causes and prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes -- Earthquakes and Tsunami as hazards -- Volcanoes as a hazard -- Land instability as a hazard -- Social impact -- Personal and group response to hazards.
"This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 150 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field."--BOOK JACKET.