Tsunami

The Underrated Hazard

Authors: Bryant, Edward

  • Comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of all aspects of tsunamis
  • Easily readable for laypersons, but still scientifically well founded
  • Emphasises the fact that tsunamis are vastly underrated
  • Reviews current warning systems: strengths and weaknesses
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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06133-7
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06132-0
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Softcover $179.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33096-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

It is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. I don't think there is any other book on the topic published. As one bookseller said after the Indian Ocean tsunami event, "I would have just filled my front window with copies and they would have walked out the store." This statement was just as relevant after the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and will be as relevant when the next large tsunami event happens, sooner rather than later. The book can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“Bryant (International Univ. of Malaya-Wales), an outstanding international expert, has updated his earlier editions … providing comprehensive coverage of tsunami science and history. … chapters cover tsunami dynamics, tsunami-modified coastal landscapes, major causes, and poignant case histories. … This work is valuable to a wide audience–students and professionals in environmental sciences and economics, coastal engineering, geology, geophysics, and oceanography; civic/emergency planners; and people living along coastlines. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.” (T. T. Grose, Choice, Vol. 52 (6), February, 2015)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06133-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06132-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33096-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tsunami
Book Subtitle
The Underrated Hazard
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06133-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06133-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06132-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-33096-9
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXXI, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
141 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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