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Natural Hazards - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0321662644

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ISBN13: 978-0321662644
ISBN10: 0321662644
Edition: 3RD 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2012
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Natural Hazards - 3RD 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321662644

Edward A. Keller

ISBN13: 978-0321662644
ISBN10: 0321662644
Edition: 3RD 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2012
International: No
Summary

Ideal for courses on natural hazards or on earthquakes and volcanoes, Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The Third Edition of this text provides fully up-to-date coverage of recent disasters, and significantly revises the visual programk throughout. Included with every copy of this text is access to Hazard City, an online media resource which gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments where students investigate virtual disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Natural Hazards

Chapter 2 Internal Structure of Earth and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 3 Earthquakes

Chapter 4 Tsunamis

Chapter 5 Volcanoes

Chapter 6 Flooding

Chapter 7 Mass Wasting

Chapter 8 Subsidence and Soil Movement

Chapter 9 Atmosphere and Severe Weather

Chapter 10 Hurricanes and Extratropical Cyclones

Chapter 11 Waves, Currents and Coastlines

Chapter 12 Climate and Climate Change

Chapter 13 Wildfires

Chapter 14 Impacts and Extinctions

Appendix A Minerals

Appendix B Rocks

Appendix C Maps and Related Topics

Appendix D How Geologists Determine Geologic Time

Glossary

References

Index

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Natural Hazards - 4th edition

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