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Natural Disasters

By: Patrick Leon Abbot
416 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Natural Disasters
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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.


1. Energy Sources of Disasters. 2. Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes. 3. Basic Principles of Earthquake Geology and Seismology. 4. Some Earthquakes in Western North America. 5. More United States and Canadian Earthquakes. 6. Volcanoes. 7. Volcanism and Plate Tectonics. 8. Mass Movements. 9. Climate Change. 10. Severe Weather. 11. Hurricanes and the Coastline. 12. Floods. 13. Fire. 14. The Great Dyings. 15. Impacts with Space Objects. 16. Population Growth.

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By: Patrick Leon Abbot
416 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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