Natural Disasters: Avalanches-explosions

Natural Disasters: Avalanches-explosions

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Looks at the science behind such natural disasters as avalanches, hail, typhoons, mud and rock slides, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, and discusses prevention and preparations, and rescue and relief efforts.Artificial avalanches may be triggered when humans, animals, or machinery a€” such as this snowmobile a€” contribute stress to ... A landslide avalanche begins when a portion of a hillside weakens progressively to the point where it is no longer able to support the weight of the hillside ... down potentially dangerous snow at a prescribed time and location, such as for maintenance of highways or ski areas, anbsp;...

Title:Natural Disasters: Avalanches-explosions
Author:Marlene Bradford, Robert S. Carmichael, Tracy Irons-Georges
Publisher:Salem PressInc - 2001-01-01


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