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Natural Hazards By Edward Bryant (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)

Natural Hazards
by Edward Bryant (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)

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This revised edition, first published in 2005, is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field.
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Natural Hazards by Edward Bryant (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)

Natural hazards afflict all corners of the Earth; often unexpected, seemingly unavoidable and frequently catastrophic in their impact. This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field. Clearly and concisely, the author describes and explains how hazards occur, examines prediction methods, considers recent and historical hazard events and explores the social impact of such disasters. This revised edition, first published in 2005, makes good use of the wealth of recent research into climate change and its effects.

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Natural Hazards Reviews


'Professor Bryant's heroic compilation is an excellent guide.' Scientific American
'The author writes a very readable work that is easily understood by students, professionals, and lay readers with interest in the field of natural disaster risk reduction ... Natural Hazards is a valuable contribution of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. It will appeal to students, scientists, and disaster risk managers. It will also appeal to the general public interested in natural hazards.' EOS
"...Professor Bryant's heroic compilation is an excellent guide." Scientific American
"...highly informative....A useful text and reference source." Choice
"This new edition is multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and clearly up-to-date, and it incorporates an abundance of recent literature concerning the problems brought on by climate change. Essential." CHOICE
"Natural Hazards is a valuable contribution to the U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. It will appeal to students, scientists, and disaster risk managers. It will also appeal to the general public interested in natural hazards." EOS-Transactions, Badaoui Rouhban

About Edward Bryant (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)


Edward Bryant is Associate Dean of Science at Wollongong University in Australia. Among his other publications is Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He has particular interest in climatic change and coastal evolution.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to natural hazards; Part I. Climatic Hazards: 2. Mechanisms of climate variability; 3. Large-scale storms as a hazard; 4. Localized storms; 5. Drought as a hazard; 6. Flooding as a hazard; 7. Fires in nature; 8. Oceanic hazards; Part II. Geological Hazards: 9. Causes and prediction of earthquakes and volcanoes; 10. Earthquakes and tsunami as hazards; 11. Volcano as a hazard; 12. Land instability as a hazard; 13. Personal and group response to hazards; 14. Epilogue.

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Natural Hazards by Edward Bryant (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)
Edward Bryant (University of Wollongong, New South Wales)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2004-11-16
330
0521537436
9780521537438
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