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Natural hazards and human-exacerbated disasters in Latin-America : special volumes of geomorphology

Author: Edgardo Latrubesse
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier Science, 2010.
Series: Developments in earth surface processes, 12.
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Offers a vision of the dynamics of the main disasters in South America, describing their mechanisms and consequences on South American societies. This book includes human-induced disasters, such as  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edgardo Latrubesse
ISBN: 9780444531179 0444531173
OCLC Number: 515539663
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages).
Contents: 1.Climate and geomorphologic related disasters in Latin America (NO. Garcia); 2. Geomorphology as a Tool for Analysis of Seismogenic Sources in Latin America and the Caribbean (C.H. Costa, F.A. Audemard M., L. Audin and C. Benavente); 3. The changing coastlines of South America (F.I. Isla and E.J. Schnack); 4. Disasters in Mexico and Central America: a little bit more than a Century of Natural Hazards (I. Alcantara-Ayala); 5. Venezuela: The Construction of Vulnerability and its Relation to the High Seismic Risk (J. Laffaille, C. Ferrer and K. Laffaille); 6. Natural hazards and human induced disasters triggered by intense and episodic tropical rains in the Venezuelan mountains (M. Bezada); 7. Convulsive events, a widespread hazard in the Colombian Andes (M. Hermelin and Natalia Hoyos); 8. Geomorphology of natural and human induced disasters in Ecuador (F. Sarmiento); 9. Natural hazards in Peru: Causation and vulnerability (K. Young and Blanca Leon); 10. Geomorphology of natural hazards and human-induced disasters in Bolivia (E.M. Latrubesse, P.A. Baker and J. Argollo); 11. Soil erosion in Brazil from coffee to the present-day soy bean production (S. Simoes de Castro and J. Pereira de Queiroz Neto); 12. Landslides and Disasters in Southeastern and Southern Brazil (A.L. Coelho Netto and A. de Souza Avelar); 13. Floods in Urban areas of Brazil (J.C. Stevaux, E.M. Latrubesse, M.L. de P. Hermann and S. Aquino); 14. Seismic and Volcanic Hazards in Argentina (L.P. Perucca and S.M. Moreiras); 15. Landslide Processes in Argentina (S.M. Moreiras and A.Coronato); 16. Floods in Argentina (E.M. Latrubesse and D. Brea); 17. Desertification in Patagonia (E. Mazzonia and M. Vazqueza); 18. Geology and Geomorphology of Natural Hazards and Human-Induced disasters in Chile (A. Cecioni and V. Pineda); 19. Impact of global climate change on glaciers and permafrost of South America, with emphasis on Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula (J. Rabassa); 20. Possible Future Changes in Geomorphological Hazards in Latin America (A. Goudie); 21. A Latin American Perspective on Geomorphologic Hazards and Related Disasters (E.M. Latrubesse)
Series Title: Developments in earth surface processes, 12.
Responsibility: edited by Edgardo Latrubesse.


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