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The dynamics of disaster

Author: Susan W Kieffer
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be a unique event. Leading geologist Susan W. Kieffer shows how all disasters are connected. Humans persist in building centers of civilization in places of past disasters. We believe that our technology will protect us next time. Yet we rarely win these battles with the earth because we don't understand natural disasters deeply enough. Susan W. Kieffer has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan W Kieffer
ISBN: 9780393080957 0393080951
OCLC Number: 783163525
Description: xvi, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Nature of Disaster --
Geologic Consent: Do We Have It Or Not? --
Dynamics and Disasters --
When Terra Isn't Firma --
The Flying Carpet of Elm --
The Day the Mountain Blew --
The Power of Water: Tsunamis --
Rogue Waves, Stormy Weather --
Rivers in the Sky --
Water, Water Everywhere, or Not a Drop to Drink --
Earth and Us.
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Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be a unique event. Leading geologist Susan W. Kieffer shows how all disasters are connected.  Read more...

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"[T]he clarity of Kieffer's writing, coupled with her careful choice of supporting graphics, makes the content engaging and accessible to a wide readership." -- The Times Higher Education "If you are Read more...

 
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