Springer Study Edition

Geological Hazards

Earthquakes — Tsunamis — Volcanoes, Avalanches — Landslides — Floods

Authors: Bolt, B.A., Horn, W.L., MacDonald, G.A., Scott, R.F.

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Growth of population, communication and interdependence among countries has sharpened the impact of natural disasters. Not only have calamities and miseries been given wider publicity, but the realization has grown that through rational study and foresight much can be done to mitigate these hazards to life and social wellbeing. In this book we present a summary account of hazards which nowadays are usually classified as geological: earthquakes, faulting, tsunamis, seiches, vol­ canoes, avalanches, rock and soil slides, differential settlement and liquefaction of soil, and inundation. The book is aimed first at the general reader who is interested in studying the history of such hazards and examining ways that risk can be reduced even if all dangers cannot be eliminated. We also hope that the book will be useful to college students in introductory courses in geology, engineering, geography, country and urban planning, and in environmental studies. We have tried to bring out for the students the problems that remain to be solved.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geological Hazards
Book Subtitle
Earthquakes — Tsunamis — Volcanoes, Avalanches — Landslides — Floods
Authors
Series Title
Springer Study Edition
Copyright
1975
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-86820-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-86820-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-86822-1
Series ISSN
0172-6234
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
94 b/w illustrations
Topics