Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Natural Hazards in Australasia

$90.00 USD

James Goff, C. R. de Freitas, Jan Lindsay, Mary Anne Thompson, Phil Shane, M. C. Quigley, B. Duffy, Catherine Chagué-Goff, Samantha Clarke, Thomas Hubble, Joshua Whittaker, Katharine Haynes
View all contributors
  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781316689295

$ 90.00 USD
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Many ideas and concepts about natural hazards have been developed in Australasia, but these are often overlooked in books written from a Northern Hemisphere perspective. Natural Hazards in Australasia is the first textbook that considers Australasian natural hazards, their triggering mechanisms and the physical and social environments in which they occur. James Goff and Chris de Freitas lead an expert author team from around Australia and New Zealand to introduce readers to the natural hazards of the Australasian region, including floods, drought, tropical cyclones, volcanic and seismic hazards, tsunamis, landslides and bushfires. This book explores the interactions not only between one hazard and another, but also between humans and natural hazards. Key pedagogical features for students include learning objectives, regional case studies, summaries, chapter glossaries, end-of-chapter review and discussion questions, and further reading and resources. The full colour text is enhanced by a rich array of illustrations, photographs and maps.

    • The first textbook to focus on natural hazards in the Australasian region
    • James Goff and C. R. de Freitas lead an expert author team from Australia and New Zealand
    • The student-oriented writing style is coupled with key pedagogical features and full-colour illustrations, photographs and maps
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316689295
    • contains: 20 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction James Goff and C. R. de Freitas
    2. Floods C. R. de Freitas
    3. Drought C. R. de Freitas
    4. Tropical cyclones C. R. de Freitas
    5. Volcanic hazards Jan Lindsay, Mary Anne Thompson and Phil Shane
    6. Seismic hazards M. C. Quigley and B. Duffy
    7. Tsunamis James Goff and Catherine Chagué-Goff
    8. Landslides Samantha Clarke and Thomas Hubble
    9. Bushfires Joshua Whittaker and Katharine Haynes.

  • Editors

    James Goff, University of New South Wales, Sydney
    Professor Goff is particularly interested in tsunamis - all aspects of tsunamis - hazard, risk and vulnerability assessment, disaster and emergency management, but in studying this particular natural hazard his interests have quite naturally extended to include a vast range of others. He has worked in environments from the high mountains to the deep ocean and therefore all natural hazards and the associated human-environment interactions are of interest to him. He has worked on natural hazards such as tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, river floods, glacial outbursts, and landslides in Australia, the Antarctic, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Japan, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Chile, Mexico, the Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Hawaii, New Caledonia, the Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, Canada, UK, USA (including Hawaii), France, Greece, Belize, and Wallis and Futuna. He has written over 200 peer reviewed publications on a wide range of physical and social science issues. He is Professor of Tsunami Research and Deputy Director of the Palaeontology, Geobiology and Earth Archives (Pangea) Research Centre in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Hawaii, Visiting Professor at Arizona State University, and is currently Honorary Research Associate at the University.

    C. R. de Freitas, University of Auckland
    Chris de Freitas is a climate scientist at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he has been Head of Science and Technology at the Tamaki campus and has spent four years as Pro Vice Chancellor. He received his early education in Trinidad, West Indies. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Toronto and PhD from the University of Queensland as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar. He has been vice-president of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand, vice-president of the International Society of Biometeorology, editor of the international journal Climate Research, and co-founder of the Australian-New Zealand Climate Forum. He has over 200 journal publications and is author of several books.


    James Goff, C. R. de Freitas, Jan Lindsay, Mary Anne Thompson, Phil Shane, M. C. Quigley, B. Duffy, Catherine Chagué-Goff, Samantha Clarke, Thomas Hubble, Joshua Whittaker, Katharine Haynes

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.