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Dangerous Earth By Barbara Murck

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This text contains complete coverage of the geological processes behind major natural hazards, such as: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods and hurricanes.
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Dangerous Earth: Introduction to Geological Hazards by Barbara Murck

This book contains complete coverage of the geologic processes behind major natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and hurricanes. It also provides an absorbing exploration of the human-planet relationship, describing how Earth processes influence our lives on a daily basis and how human actions alter the natural functioning of Earth systems. It explains how to distinguish the effects of anthropogenic change from natural change and predict the impact of both. Focuses on the geological concepts behind disasters. Includes the risk assessment themes, hazard reduction focus, and such topics as snow avalanches, blizzards, major fires, coastal floodings, and meteorite impacts. Incorporates examples from around the world to provide a global focus.

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Table of Contents


GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK; Earth Systems and Cycles; Earth Structure and Materials; HAZARDOUS GEOLOGIC PROCESSES; Earthquakes; Volcanic Eruptions; Tsunamis; Landslides and Mass-Wasting; Subsidence; Floods; Hazards of Ocean and Weather; Meteorite Impacts.

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GOR004262045
Dangerous Earth: Introduction to Geological Hazards by Barbara Murck
Barbara Murck
Used - Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1996-11-27
384
0471135658
9780471135654
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.