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Natural Hazards -With CD

Natural Hazards -With CD - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0132318648

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ISBN13: 978-0132318648
ISBN10: 0132318644
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Natural Hazards -With CD - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132318648

Edward A. Keller and Robert H. Blodgett

ISBN13: 978-0132318648
ISBN10: 0132318644
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive volume blends broad coverage of basic methods for symbolizing spatial data with an introduction to cutting-edge data visualization techniques.Offers clear descriptions of various aspects of effective, efficient map design, with an emphasis on the practical application of design theories and appropriate use of map elements. Clearly contrasts different approaches for symbolizing spatial data, in addition to individual mapping techniques. This edition includes updated material on the history of thematic cartography, maps and society, scale and generalization, and cartograms and flow mapping.For those interested in learning more about cartography.

Table of Contents

First Draft Revised Outline for Natural Hazards 2e 1Introduction to Natural Hazards Case History - Nevado del Ruiz, Columbia Importance Role of history Geologic cycles Five fundamental concepts Natural service functions Global change Case Study - Human Population through History Case Study - The Magnitude Frequency Concept 2Earthquakes Case History - Earthquakes of Early 2001 Introduction and measurement Processes Ground motion Regions at risk Effects Linkages with other hazards - volcanoes, landslides, liquefaction, tsunamis, subsidence, fire, disease Natural service functions Human interactions Forecasts, predictions, and warnings Mitigation Perception and adjustments Case Study - Earthquakes in Canada (modified from existing Survivor Story) Case Study - New Madrid, Missouri 1811-1812 Survivor Story Professional Profile - Andrea Donnellan, Earthquake Forecaster 3 Tsunamis Introduction Processes - types of water waves, currents, seiches Regions at risk Effects Linkages with other hazards - earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, impacts Natural service functions Human interactions Detection and warnings Mitigation Perception and adjustments Case Study - Volcanic Landslides and Tsunamis Case Study - Indonesian Tsunami of 2004 Case Study (one or two additional) - 1700 Tsunami in Pacific Northwest, 1958 Tsunami &nb