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Natural Hazards

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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521537438

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  • This updated new edition presents a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary analysis of the complete range of natural hazards. Edward Bryant describes and explains how hazards occur, examines prediction methods, considers recent and historical hazard events and explores the social impact of such disasters. Supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, this standard text is an invaluable guide for students and professionals in the field. First Edition Hb (1991): 0-521-37295-X First Edition Pb (1991): 0-521-37889-3

    • Over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs
    • A standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field
    • Recent research into climate change and its effects is incorporated into this fully revised edition
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...Professor Bryant's heroic compilation is an excellent guide." Scientific American

    "...highly informative....A useful text and reference source." Choice

    "This new edition is multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and clearly up-to-date, and it incorporates an abundance of recent literature concerning the problems brought on by climate change. Essential." CHOICE

    "Natural Hazards is a valuable contribution to the U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. It will appeal to students, scientists, and disaster risk managers. It will also appeal to the general public interested in natural hazards." EOS-Transactions, Badaoui Rouhban

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521537438
    • length: 330 pages
    • dimensions: 276 x 214 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 180 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to natural hazards
    Part I. Climatic Hazards:
    2. Mechanisms of climate variability
    3. Large-scale storms as a hazard
    4. Localized storms
    5. Drought as a hazard
    6. Flooding as a hazard
    7. Fires in nature
    8. Oceanic hazards
    Part II. Geological Hazards:
    9. Causes and prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes
    10. Earthquakes and tsunami as hazards
    11. Volcano as a hazard
    12. Land instability as a hazard
    13. Personal and group response to hazards
    14. Epilogue.

  • Author

    Edward Bryant, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Edward Bryant is Associate Dean of Science at Wollongong University in Australia. Among his other publications is Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He has particular interest in climatic change and coastal evolution.

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