Dangerous Earth: An Introduction to Geologic Hazards

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This book contains complete coverage of the geologic processes behind major natural hazards -- earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, hurricanes. It also provides an absorbing exploration of the human-planet relationship, describing how Earth processes influence our lives on a daily basis and how human actions alter the natural functioning of Earth systems. It explains how to distinguish the effects of anthropogenic change from natural change and predict the impact of both.

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This book contains complete coverage of the geologic processes behind major natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and hurricanes. It also provides an absorbing exploration of the human-planet relationship, describing how Earth processes influence our lives on a daily basis and how human actions alter the natural functioning of Earth systems. It explains how to distinguish the effects of anthropogenic change from natural change and predict the impact of both. Focuses on the geological concepts behind disasters. Includes the risk assessment themes, hazard reduction focus, and such topics as snow avalanches, blizzards, major fires, coastal floodings, and meteorite impacts. Incorporates examples from around the world to provide a global focus.

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The fury of a tornado; the brilliant fire of a volcanic eruption; the brief intensity of an earthquake; the relentless burden of a prolonged drougbt. These are examples of the many bazards described in vivid detail in Dangerous Earth. Using clear, understandable language and superb photographs and artwork, Dangerous Earth provides the reader with the basic geologic knowledge needed to understand the causes of natural disasters. It also addresses the impacts of bazards on human interests, and the steps we can take to protect ourselves from natural disasters.

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