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Natural Hazards - Edward Bryant

Paperback Published: 16th November 2004
ISBN: 9780521537438
Number Of Pages: 330

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Natural hazards afflict all corners of the Earth; often unexpected, seemingly unavoidable and frequently catastrophic in their impact. This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field. Clearly and concisely, the author describes and explains how hazards occur, examines prediction methods, considers recent and historical hazard events and explores the social impact of such disasters. This revised edition makes good use of the wealth of recent research into climate change and its effects.

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'Professor Bryant's heroic compilation is an excellent guide.' Scientific American 'The author writes a very readable work that is easily understood by students, professionals, and lay readers with interest in the field of natural disaster risk reduction ... Natural Hazards is a valuable contribution of the UN 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

Introduction to natural hazards
Climatic Hazards
Mechanisms of climate variability
Large-scale storms as a hazard
Localized storms
Drought as a hazard
Flooding as a hazard
Fires in nature
Oceanic hazards
Geological Hazards
Causes and prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes
Earthquakes and tsunami as hazards
Volcano as a hazard
Land instability as a hazard
Personal and group response to hazards
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ISBN: 9780521537438
ISBN-10: 0521537436
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 16th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.64 x 21.44  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised