Natural Hazards and Disasters

Natural Hazards and Disasters

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Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, Third Edition, emphasizes Earth, the atmosphere, and the hazardous natural processes and events that dramatically alter them. In teaching introductory environmental and physical geology courses, the authors found that topics involving natural hazards are among the most interesting for students. They also realized that employing natural hazards as a thematic focus and context motivates students to learn basic scientific concepts. Students begin each chapter by reading about the underlying geological processes as well as the key terms that describe them. Next, they explore the impact these processes have on humans (as well as the impact that humans have on the processes). Finally, the authors analyze strategies for mitigating these hazardsa€™ physical and financial harm, and present prospects for the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.This sequence of diagrams shows the effects of a storm. Where a ... Dauphin Island is an example of a barren offshore sand bar sprinkled with expensive homes repeatedly protected with federal taxpayer dollars; the fix is often temporary. A berm ... of the power poles. beaches and through the widened inlets and breaches.

Title:Natural Hazards and Disasters
Author:Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2010-08-25


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