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Geological hazards : a sourcebook

Author: Timothy M Kusky
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Series: Sourcebooks on hazards and disasters.
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"From tidal waves and sandstorms of lava flows and glaciers, natural geological processes are often hazardous to human life. This book examines the scientific principles behind these processes, explaining how and why they pose a frequent threat." "Each chapter includes an extensive list of additional resources, featuring books, journal articles, Web sites, and contact information for relevant organizations. In  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy M Kusky
ISBN: 1573564699 9781573564694
OCLC Number: 51098101
Notes: "An Oryx book."
Description: ix, 297 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction to geological hazards --
Earthquakes --
Volcanic eruptions --
Tsunami --
Mass wasting --
Streams and floods --
Coastal hazards --
Deserts, drought, and wind --
Glaciers and glaciation --
Hazards associated with geologic materials --
Natural geologic subsidence hazards --
Hazards of sudden catastrophic geologic events.
Series Title: Sourcebooks on hazards and disasters.
Responsibility: Timothy M. Kusky.
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An introduction to the scientific principles behind various geological processes to explain how and why they can sometimes be dangerous to humans, this sourcebook contains numerous examples of famous  Read more...

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"[E]xplains to high school and college students, teachers, journalists, and general readers how the natural processes of the planet are sometimes hazardous to humans." - SciTech Book News "The author Read more...

 
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