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Extreme Events By Jonathan Nott (James Cook University, North Queensland)

Extreme Events
by Jonathan Nott (James Cook University, North Queensland)

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Risk assessments of natural hazards are often based on short-term historical records that may not reflect the full range of events possible. Extreme Events is a textbook for students taking natural hazards and risk assessment courses. It describes how to deduce accurate hazard risks from long-term records.
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Extreme Events: A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment by Jonathan Nott (James Cook University, North Queensland)

The assessment of risks posed by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis or cyclones is often based on short-term historical records that may not reflect the full range or magnitude of events possible. As human populations grow, especially in hazard-prone areas, methods for accurately assessing natural hazard risks are becoming increasingly important. In Extreme Events Jonathan Nott describes the many methods used to reconstruct such hazards from natural long-term records. He demonstrates how long-term (multi-century to millennial) records are essential in gaining a realistic understanding of the variability of natural hazards, and how short-term historical records can often misrepresent the likely risks associated with natural hazards. This book will form a useful resource for students taking courses covering natural hazards and risk assessment. It will also be valuable for urban planners, policy makers and non-specialists as a guide to understanding and reconstructing long-term records of natural hazards.

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"An excellent introduction to the risk assessment of natural events such as floods, droughts, earthquakes and tsunamis." -- Choice

Table of Contents


1. Introduction; 2. Droughts; 3. Floods; 4. Tropical cyclones; 5. Tsunamis; 6. Earthquakes; 7. Landslides; 8. Volcanoes; 9. Asteroids; 10. Extreme events over time; Appendix; References; Index.

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Extreme Events: A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment by Jonathan Nott (James Cook University, North Queensland)
Jonathan Nott (James Cook University, North Queensland)
Used - Like New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2010-06-10
310
0521530989
9780521530989
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.