Natural Hazards

Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes

Author: Edward A. Keller

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Category: Science

Page: 488

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A book designed for readers interested in the environment, this is an excellent source for Earth science information about hazardous Earth processes which affect virtually everyone living on this planet. Book includes Hazard City CD-ROM for exersices that put students in the role of a practicing geologist. Interesting and well-written, this book includes broad coverage of many natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, landslides, coastal erosion, extreme weather, and wildfires. For those interested in a comprehensive book about our environment and the impact of natural hazardous processes; also useful as a reference work for science writers and editors.

Natural Hazards

Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Third Canadian Edition,

Author: Edward A. Keller

Publisher: Pearson Education Canada

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Category: Science

Page: 504

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Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MasteringGeology does not come automatically with it. To purchase MasteringGeology, please visit www.masteringgeology.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MasteringGeology by searching for ISBN 0133564878. Natural Hazards focuses on hazards as the interface between humanity and its needs for space and resources, as well as on the ongoing geologic processes of Earth and features many new Canadian examples and discussions while retaining the best U.S. and international illustrations. The third Canadian edition strikes an ideal balance between the scientific and the human aspects of natural hazards, combining basic scientific principles within a solid social framework.

Environmental Sciences

A Student's Companion

Author: K J Gregory

Publisher: SAGE

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Category: Science

Page: 456

View: 841

Unique in the reference literature, this Companion provides students with an introduction to all the major concepts and contemporary issues in the environmental sciences. The text is divided into six sections (Environmental Sciences, Environments, Paradigms and Concepts, Processes and Dynamic, Scales and Techniques, Environmental Issues), with over 200 entries alphabetically organized and authored by key names in the environmental science disciplines. Entries are concise, informative, richly visual and fully referenced and cross referenced. They introduce key concepts and processes that are included in the index, cite relevant websites, and reflect the latest thinking.

Natural Hazards: Pearson New International Edition

Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes

Author: Edward A. Keller

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

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Category: Science

Page: 584

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Ideal for courses on natural hazards or on earthquakes and volcanoes, Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen—and what we can do to limit their effects. The Third Edition of this text provides fully up-to-date coverage of recent disasters, and significantly revises the visual program throughout. Included with every copy of this text is access to Hazard City, an online media resource which gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments in which students investigate virtual disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City.

Natural Hazards + Modified Mastering Geology With Pearson Etext Access Card

Earth's Processes As Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, Books a La Carte Edition

Author: Keller & Devecchio

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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Natural Hazards, Books a la Carte Edition uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen-and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material. The Fourth Edition provides a new active learning approach, a fully updated visual program and revised pedagogy tools that highlight hallmark concepts of the text. Students have access to an updated Hazard City, an online media resource which gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments in which students investigate virtual disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City. 0134113039 / 9780134113036 Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, Books a la Carte Edition & Modified MasteringGeology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134104005 / 9780134104003 Modified MasteringGeology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes 032194352X / 9780321943521 Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, Books a la Carte Edition Note: Student can use the URL and phone number below to help answer questions: http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/app/home 800-677-6337

Natural Hazards and Disasters

Author: Donald Hyndman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 576

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Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, Second Edition, emphasizes Earth, the atmosphere, and the hazardous natural processes and events that dramatically alter them. In teaching introductory environmental and physical geology courses, the authors found that topics involving natural hazards are among the most interesting for students like you. They also realized that employing natural hazards as a thematic focus and context motivates their students to learn basic scientific concepts. You begin each chapter by reading about the underlying geological processes as well as the key terms that describe them. Next, you explore the impact these processes have on humans (as well as the impact that humans have on the processes). Finally, the authors analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards’ physical and financial harm, and present prospects for the future. With over 900 images and illustrations, this second edition will certainly catch and retain your attention. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk

Author: Peijun Shi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 123

This is the first English-language atlas to systematically introduce the environment, hazard, vulnerability and risk mapping for 11 natural disasters, i.e. earthquake, volcano, landslide, flood, storm surge, sand-dust storm, tropical cyclone, heat wave, cold wave, drought and wildfire, and risk mapping for multi-hazard disaster in the world. The above 11 hazards are assessed and mapped at grid unit, comparable-geographic unit and national unit, and the multi-hazard is assessed and mapped at grid unit and national unit. The expected annual mortality and/or affected population risks and expected annual economic loss and/or affected property risk of 11 hazards and multi-hazard of the world at national level are unprecedentedly derived and ranked. The atlas can be a good reference for researchers and students in the field of natural disaster risk management and risk governance, and enterpriser and risk manager as well to understand the global natural disaster risk. Prof. Peijun Shi works at Beijing Normal University, China; Prof. Roger Kasperson works at Clark University, USA.