Geomorphology and Natural Hazards: Understanding Landscape Change for Disaster Mitigation

Timothy R. H. Davies (Author) Mauri McSaveney (Author)
& 1 more
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Description

Natural disasters are occasional intense events that disturb Earth's surface, but their impact can be felt long after. Hazard events such as earthquakes, volcanos, drought, and storms can trigger a catastrophic reshaping of the landscape through the erosion, transport, and deposition of different kinds of materials.

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards: Understanding Landscape Change for Disaster Mitigation is a graduate level textbook that explores the natural hazards resulting from landscape change and shows how an Earth science perspective can inform hazard mitigation and disaster impact reduction.

Volume highlights include:

Definitions of hazards, risks, and disasters

Impact of different natural hazards on Earth surface processes

Geomorphologic insights for hazard assessment and risk mitigation

Models for predicting natural hazards

How human activities have altered 'natural' hazards

Complementarity of geomorphology and engineering to manage threats

Product Details

Price
£39.95
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date
29 April 2021
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781119990314

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