Natural Hazards in Australasia
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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.Read more
- 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
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- 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.
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