Dangerous Earth

an introduction to geologic hazards

Author: Barbara Winifred Murck,Brian J. Skinner,Stephen C. Porter

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 6777

This book contains complete coverage of the geologic processes behind major natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and hurricanes. It also provides an absorbing exploration of the human-planet relationship, describing how Earth processes influence our lives on a daily basis and how human actions alter the natural functioning of Earth systems. It explains how to distinguish the effects of anthropogenic change from natural change and predict the impact of both. Focuses on the geological concepts behind disasters. Includes the risk assessment themes, hazard reduction focus, and such topics as snow avalanches, blizzards, major fires, coastal floodings, and meteorite impacts. Incorporates examples from around the world to provide a global focus.

Earthquakes

Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards

Author: Timothy Kusky,Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816064628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

View: 5947

"Explores the furious impact of nature and the massive devastation that is often the result of the relentless forces built up within the Earth"--P. [4] of cover.

Geological Hazards

A Sourcebook

Author: Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573564694

Category: Science

Page: 297

View: 4827

Looks at the scientific principles of a variety of natural geological processes, including earthquakes, droughts, volcanoes, and floods.

Encyclopedia of Earth Science

Author: New York Academy of Sciences,Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110049

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 529

View: 4492

Presents an illustrated A to Z reference with approximately 700 entries on topics in the earth sciences including hydrology, geology, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, and more.

Encyclopedia of Earth and Space Science

Author: Timothy M. Kusky,Katherine E. Cullen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128592

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 873

View: 4450

Provides a comprehensive reference for Earth and space sciences, including entries on climate change, stellar evolution, tsunamis, renewable energy options, and mass wasting.

GEOGRAPHY - Volume I

Author: Maria Sala

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 190583960X

Category:

Page: 482

View: 4949

Geography is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Geographical perceptions can be traced from very ancient cultures, although geography as a science started its development during the eighteen century, it was firmly established after the Darwinian revolution and many of its fundamentals appeared during the nineteenth century. The history of geography is closely connected with the history of human society Geography embraces both the physical and human worlds, and aims to bridge natural and human sciences. For a geographer, although the environment and its conservation is a crucial item, it is also fundamentally concerned with the living standards of humankind. Although its wide embrace may be seen as a weakness, diversification is also strength and an attraction. Approaches are multidisciplinary, exploring the complex linkages between the cultural and the natural. These favor cross-cultural communication and mutual understanding at a global scale. There is a geographical basis to most of the outstanding political problems, and geographical reasons to explain them. The subject matter of the geography theme is presented basically on how the subject matter is taught presently at the universities, and following the many paths its practitioners are following in doing research. It introduces modern subject matters and goes much further than a simple description of places and travels. The theme has been divided into four main topics: Foundations, Physical Geography, Human Geography, and Technical matters. The scope of the foundation topic is to present an overview of the basis of the geographical field, its scope, history, methods, and its importance in education. The chapters included are Main Stages of the Development, Theory and Methods, and Geographical Education. The Physical Geography topic includes the historical background of the geographical study of the Earth natural environment, and the main fields cultivated by geographers. It consists of eight chapters on basic research fields, which are Geomorphology, Climatology, Hydrology, Biogeography, Soil Geography, Coastal Systems, Ocean Geography, Mountain Geoecology, and two chapters on environmental issues: Natural Hazards and Land Degradation and Desertification. In the Human Geography topic six chapters discuss the more current fields, that is: Population, Cultural and Social, Agricultural and Rural, Industries and Transport, Economic Activities and Urban Geography. Three chapters present subjects developed more recently: Medical, Political and Tourism geographies. Finally, the Regional approach is presented as the most traditional and integrative field. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

California Geology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 8550

Changing the Face of Earth

Engineering Geomorphology : Proceedings of the 28th Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology, Held 28 August to 3 September 1997 in Bologna

Author: John R. Giardino,Richard A. Marston,Marie Morisawa

Publisher: Elsevier Science

ISBN: 9780444503015

Category: Science

Page: 439

View: 2986

Hardbound. This volume, a compilation of papers presented at the 28th Binghamton Symposium held in Bologna, Italy, focusses on the role of geomorphology and the interface between engineering and geomorphology. Providing an overview of the changing face of the Earth, this collection of timely contributions encompasses the challenges of engineering geomorphology through a focus on accomplishments, opportunities and directions for the future of this field. The book presents a broad, international perspective on current concepts and techniques in engineering geomorphology.

Volcanoes

Author: Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438117647

Category: Electronic books

Page: 177

View: 4375

Volcanic eruptions are some of the spectacular of natural phenomena, yet they are also among the dangerous geological hazards. This book examines the different types of volcanic eruptions - starting with an introduction to volcanoes, volcanic landforms, and plate tectonics, followed by a description of the various characteristics of magma.

European Geologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology

Page: N.A

View: 3976

Mitigation of Dangers from Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards

Prediction, Prevention, and Preparedness

Author: Frederic R. Siegel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319388754

Category: Nature

Page: 127

View: 7896

This book advances a three-step program for mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards, addressing mitigation economics and funding possibilities to meet the needs of at risk countries that lack the financial resources to invest in disaster reduction programs. Within the context of mitigation, this book covers prediction-prevention-preparedness for global warming/climate change as existing and progressive processes that create or abet slow developing or rapidly occurring hazards that endanger society such as sea level rise, extreme weather events, threats to food/water security, and the spread of infectious diseases.

Solid-Earth Sciences and Society

Author: Committee on the Status and Research Objectives in the Solid-Earth Sciences,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309544114

Category: Science

Page: 335

View: 599

As environmental problems move upward on the public agenda, our knowledge of the earth's systems and how to sustain the habitability of our world becomes more critical. This volume reports on the state of earth science and outlines a research agenda, with priorities keyed to the real-world challenges facing human society. The product of four years of development with input from more than 200 earth-science specialists, the volume offers a wealth of historical background and current information on Plate tectonics, volcanism, and other heat-generated earth processes. Evolution of our global environment and of life itself, as revealed in the fossil record. Human exploitation of water, fossil fuels, and minerals. Interaction between human populations and the earth's surface, discussing the role we play in earth's systems and the dangers we face from natural hazards such as earthquakes and landslides. This volume offers a comprehensive look at how earth science is currently practiced and what should be done to train professionals and adequately equip them to find the answers necessary to manage more effectively the earth's systems. This well-organized and practical book will be of immediate interest to solid-earth scientists, researchers, and college and high school faculty, as well as policymakers in the environmental arena.

Evaluation of Uncertainties and Risks in Geology

New Mathematical Approaches for their Handling

Author: György Bardossy,János Fodor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 366207138X

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 5425

High levels of uncertainty are a trademark of geological investigations, such as the search for oil, diamonds, and uranium. So business ventures related to geology, such as mineral exploration and mining, are naturally associated with higher risks than more traditional entrepreneurial ventures in industry and economy. There are also a number of dangerous natural hazards, e.g. earthquakes, volcanic activities, and inundations, that are the direct result of geological processes. It is of paramount interest to study them all, to describe them, to understand their origin and - if possible - to predict them. While uncertainties, geological risks and natural hazards are often mentioned in geological textbooks, conferences papers, and articles, no comprehensive and systematic evaluation has so far been attempted. This book, written at an appropriately sophisticated level to deal with complexity of these problems, presents a detailed evaluation of the entire problem, discussing it from both, the geological and the mathematical aspects.

The Impact of Geology on the United States

A Reference Guide to Benefits and Hazards

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314445

Category: Science

Page: 261

View: 9310

Explore the environmental issues arising from geologic and climatic processes in this thorough examination of the geology of the United States and its impact on our lives.

Zehn Milliarden

Author: Stephen Emmott

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734105

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 5949

Für die Herstellung eines Burgers braucht man 3000 Liter Wasser. Wir produzieren in zwölf Monaten mehr Ruß als im gesamten Mittelalter und fliegen allein in diesem Jahr sechs Billionen Kilometer. Unsere Enkel werden sich die Erde mit zehn Milliarden Menschen teilen müssen. Haben wir noch eine Zukunft? Stephen Emmott, Leiter eines von Microsoft aufgebauten Forschungslabors und Professor in Oxford, schafft mit »Zehn Milliarden« etwas Einzigartiges: Zum ersten Mal zeichnet ein Experte ein zusammenhängendes, aktuelles und für jeden verständliches Bild unserer Lage. Kein theoretischer Überbau, kein moralischer Zeigefinger, nur die Fakten. Und die unmissverständliche Botschaft: »Wir sind nicht zu retten.« Emmott greift auf neueste Erkenntnisse zurück und zeigt, dass wir uns längst den Boden unter den Füßen weggezogen haben. »Zehn Milliarden« ist der letzte Weckruf. Wir dürfen ihn nicht überhören.

Geologisches Wörterbuch

Author: Hans Murawski,Wilhelm Meyer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662540509

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 2109

Das Ziel des Buches ist es, vor allem in der Deutschen Literatur auftretende Fachwörter aus der Geologie und ihren Grenzgebieten in möglichst umfassender, jedoch knapper Form zu erklären. Diese Grundkonz- tion verlangt eine sehr starke textliche Verdichtung, was sich vor allem bei den Texten der Sammelstichworte bemerkbar macht. Durch die Einführung dieser Erläuterungsmethode finden sich vielfach im Text Einzelsti- worte, die lediglich einen Hinweis auf die Erläuterung bei einem bestimmten Sammelstichwort aufweisen (z. B. : Axialgefälle? Querfaltung). Weiterhin wurde zur sinnvollen Verknüpfung von Stichwörtern im Text selber oder im Anschluss an ihn ein Hinweis auf verwandte Stichwörter gegeben (z. B. : bei ,Benthos‘, s. a. Nekton, Plankton). Weiterhin ist in der vorliegenden Auflage des Buches wieder – dem Wunsche zahlreicher Rezensenten folgend – in verstärktem Maße der Hinweis auf die jeweiligen Erstautoren der einzelnen Begriffe angebracht worden. Es ist hier zu beachten, dass die Signatur: (*L. MILCH, 1894) angeben soll, dass der genannte Autor diesen Begriff zum genannten Zeitpunkt in die wissenschaftliche Literatur eingeführt hat. Dabei wurde keine Rücksicht darauf genommen, ob der Begriff heute noch im gleichen Definitionssinne gebraucht wird. Vielfach gelang es trotz mühsamen Suchens nicht, den Erstautor zu entdecken (keine Angabe im Text oder – wenn möglich – der Vermerk: z. B. ,... schon bei C. F. NAUMANN, 1850‘), oder es blieb ungewiss, ob der Genannte wirklich der Erstautor gewesen ist (z. B. ,... wahrscheinlich A. G. WERNER‘ oder ,? *E. SUESS, 1883‘).