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Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters
Author: Patrick Leon Abbott
ISBN 13: 9780073369372
ISBN 10: 73369373
Edition: 8
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Publication Date: 2011-01-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: N/A

Natural Disasters, 7th edition, focuses on how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. It is concerned with how the natural world operates and, in so doing, kills and maims humans and destroys their works. Throughout the book, certain themes are maintained:

  • energy sources underlying disasters
  • plate tectonics and climate change;
  • earth processes operating in rock, water, and atmosphere;
  • significance of geologic time;
  • complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously;
  • detailed and readable case studies.