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Geohazards : natural and man-made

Author: G J H McCall; D J C Laming; S C Scott
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1992.
Series: Geosciences in international development, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the practical problems of the assessment of geohazards in developing countries, their prediction and mitigation of their effects, this work discusses natural disasters as well as "quiet"  Read more...

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Geohazards.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1992
(OCoLC)647505426
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G J H McCall; D J C Laming; S C Scott
ISBN: 0412439204 9780412439209 0412439301 9780412439308
OCLC Number: 25026571
Description: 227 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. Natural and man-made hazards: their increasing importance in the end-20th century world / G.J.H. McCall --
pt. 1. Volcanic Hazards. 2. Volcano risk mitigation through training / J.L. Anderson and R.W. Decker. 3. Volunteer Observers Program: a tool for monitoring volcanic and seismic events in the Philippines / Perla J. Delos Reyes. 4. Monitoring and warning of volcanic eruptions by remote sensing / D.A. Rothery. 5. Volcanic hazards in Colombia and Indonesia: lahars and related phenomena / H. Th. Verstappen. 6. The 1985 Nevado del Ruiz eruption: scientific, social and governmental response and interaction before the event / M.L. Hall. 7. Lahars of Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador: hazard and risk evaluation / Patricia A. Mothes. 8. Seismic monitoring of Lake Nyos, Cameroon, following the gas release disaster of August, 1986 / Alice B. Walker, D.W. Redmayne and C.W.A. Browitt --
pt. 2. Earthquake Hazards. 9. Long-term seismic hazard in the Eastern Mediterranean region / N.H. Ambraseys. 10. The ROA Earthquake Hazard Atlas project: recent work from the Middle East / M.R. Degg. 11. Some implications of the 1985 Mexican earthquake for hazard assessment / M.R. Degg --
pt. 3. Landslide Hazards. 12. Lanslide hazard assessment in the context of development / D.K.C. Jones. 13. The identification and mitigation of glacier-related hazards: examples from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru / J.M. Reynolds --
pt. 4. The 'Quiet' Hazards. 14. Sea-level changes in China--past and future: their impact and countermeasures / Wang Sijing and Zhao Xitao. 15. Rising groundwater: a problem of development in some urban areas of the Middle East / D.J. George. 16. Factors affecting losses of soil and agricultural land in tropical countries / S. Nortcliff and P.J. Gregory. 17. Reduction of biodiversity--the ultimate disaster? / W.S. Fyfe --
pt. 5. What Can Be Done? 18. Policy in response to geohazards: lessons from the developed world? / D. Brook. 19. Some perspectives on geological hazards / R.J. Blong. 20. The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and the Geohazards Unit at Polytechnic South West, Plymouth, UK / S.C. Scott.
Series Title: Geosciences in international development, v. 15.
Responsibility: edited by G.J.H. McCall, D.J.C. Laming, and S.C. Scott.
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