By: Patrick Leon Abbot
416 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Focuses on natural disasters and how the normal processes of the Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. The text aims to explain important principles about the Earth and then develop further understanding through numerous case histories. Principle themes are 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; and Detailed and readable case histories.
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