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Natural hazards and disasters

Author: Donald W Hyndman; David W Hyndman
Publisher: Belmont, CA ; Australia : Thomson,Brooks/Cole, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2006 updateView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hyndman, Donald W.
Natural hazards and disasters.
Australia ; United States : Thomson, ©2006
(OCoLC)882065206
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald W Hyndman; David W Hyndman
ISBN: 0495112100 9780495112105 9780495393269 0495393266
OCLC Number: 71824475
Notes: "Includes new chapter on Hurricane Katrina."
Description: xvii, 510 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Natural hazards and disasters : catastrophic events in nature --
Plate tectonics and physical hazards --
Earthquakes and their damages : shaking ground, collapsing buildings --
Earthquake prediction and tectonic environments --
Tsunami : the great wave --
Volcanoes : materials, hazards, and eruptive mechanisms --
Volcanoes : types, behavior, and risks --
Landslides and other downslope movements : falling mountains --
Sinkholes, land subsidence, and swelling soils --
Climate and weather related to hazards : storms on the horizon --
Streams and flood processes : rising waters --
Floods and human interactions --
Waves, beaches, and coastal erosion : rivers of sand --
Hurricanes and nor'easters : the big winds --
Thunderstorms and tornadoes --
Wildfires : fanned flames --
Impact of asteroids and comets --
The future : where do we go from here? --
Hurricane Katrina : a case study of the costliest disaster in U.S. history --
Appendix 1. Geological time scale --
Appendix 2. Mineral and rock characteristics related to hazards --
Appendix 3. Conversion factors.
Other Titles: Natural hazards and disasters, 2006 update
Responsibility: Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman.

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