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Cengage Learning's Natural Hazards and Disasters brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory earth science courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital Natural Hazards and Disasters alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the underlying geological processes, explore the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards' physical and financial harm. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Donald Hyndman is an emeritus professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Montana, where he has taught courses in natural hazards, regional geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology, and advanced igneous petrology. He continues to lecture on natural hazards. Donald is co-originator and coauthor of six books in the Roadside Geology series and one on the geology of the Pacific Northwest, and he has also written a textbook on Igneous Petrology. His B.S. in Geological Engineering is from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. in Geology is from the University of California Berkeley. He has received the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award, both given by the University of Montana.

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1. Natural Hazards and Disasters. 2. Plate Tectonics and Physical Hazards. 3. Earthquakes and Their Causes. 4. Earthquake Predictions, Forecasts, and Mitigation. 5. Tsunami. 6. Volcanoes: Tectonic Environments and Eruptions. 7. Volcanoes: Hazards and Mitigation. 8. Landslides and Other Downslope Movements. 9. Sinkholes, Land Subsidence, and Swelling Soils. 10. Weather, Thunderstorms, and Tornadoes. 11. Climate Change. 12. Streams and Flood Processes. 13. Floods and Human Interactions. 14. Waves, Beaches, and Coastal Erosion. 15. Hurricanes and Nor'easters. 16. Wildfires. 17. Impact of Asteroids and Comets. 18. The Future: Where Do We Go from Here?

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