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Geological Hazards

Geological Hazards
B.A. Bolt WL.Horn G. A. Macdonald R. F. Scott
Springer-Verlag New York
Geological Hazards : Earthquakes - Tsunamis - Volcanoes Avalanches - Landslides - Floods
  • Release Date
    2023-01-02
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  • Category
    Earth Science
  • File Type
    Book
  • Language
    English
  • File Format
    PDF
  • Year
    1977
  • Edition
    2
  • ISBN-13
    9781461571018
  • Pages
    341 pages
  • File Size
    14.734 MB
  • Release Date
    2023-01-02

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Book Summary

The preface introduces “Geological Hazards” as a key earth science topic, with relevance for environmental management and sustainability. Specifically, it explains how hazards arise from geologic processes like volcanism, earthquakes, and landslides that impact human populations and infrastructure. As populations grow and development expands, understanding these threats becomes increasingly vital.

Transitioning to content, the “Geological Hazards”  book examines the nature and causes of key hazards like flooding, mass wasting, seismicity, and more. It analyzes past hazardous events for insights and uses case studies to illustrate concepts. Overall, by elucidating the mechanisms and potential impacts of geologic hazards, the book provides critical knowledge for sustainably inhabiting our dynamic planet.

Growth of population, communication and interdependence among countries has sharpened the impact of natural disasters. Not only has wider publicity given calamities and miseries, but people have grown to realize that rational study and foresight can do much to mitigate these hazards to life and social well-being. In this book we present a summary account of hazards which nowadays are usually classified as geological: earthquakes, faulting, tsunamis, cliches, volcanoes, avalanches, rock and soil slides, differential settlement and liquefaction of soil, and inundation.

The “Geological Hazards” 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 dut for the students the problems that remain to be solved.

Contents

  • Hazards from Earthquakes
  • Hazards from Volcanoes
  • Hazards from Tsunamis
  • Hazards from Landslides
  • Hazards from Ground Subsidence
  • Hazards from Snow Avalanches
  • Hazards from Floods
  • Hazard Mitigation and Control

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