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This book focuses on natural disasters: how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. It is concerned with how the natural world operates and, in so doing, kills and maims humans and destroys their works. Throughout the book, certain themes are maintained: * energy sources underlying disasters * plate tectonics and climate change * earth processes operating in rock, water, and atmosphere * significance of geologic time * complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously * detailed and readable case studies.

About the Author

Pat Abbott is a professor at San Diego State University

Table of Contents

1 Natural Disasters and Their Energy Sources

2 Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes

3 Basic Principles of Earthquake Geology, Seismology and Tsunami

4 Some Earthquakes in Western North America

5 More United States and Canadian Earthquakes

6 Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas

7 Volcanic Eruptions Continue

8 Mass Movements

9 Climate Change

10 Severe Weather

11 Hurricanes and the Coastline

12 Floods

13 Fire

14 The Great Dyings

15 Impacts with Space Objects

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073040776
Author:
Abbott, Patrick Leon
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Dimensions:
10.78x8.64x.79 in. 2.45 lbs.

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