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Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Edward A. Keller, Robert H. Blodgett, Duane E. DeVecchio

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 31, 2011

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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 program 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 in which students investigate virtual disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City.

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: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$48.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69721-9