Natural Disasters https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1264091168.jpeg 12 9781264091164 Natural Disasters, 12th edition focuses on explaining how the normal processes of Earth concentrate their energies and deal heavy blows to humans and their structures. Students have a natural curiosity about natural disasters and why they occur. This text explains why natural disasters occur by interweaving the themes of Energy sources, Plate tectonics, Climate change, Earth Processes, Geologic time, the complexities of multiple variables operating simultaneously throughout the text.
Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

12th Edition
By Patrick Leon Abbott
ISBN10: 1264091168
ISBN13: 9781264091164
Copyright: 2023
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Prologue: Energy Flows
Chapter 1: Natural Disasters and the Human Population
Chapter 2: Internal Energy and Plate Tectonics
Chapter 3: Earthquake Geology and Seismology
Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
Chapter 5: Earthquakes throughout the United States and Canada
Chapter 6: Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas
Chapter 7: Volcano Case Histories: Killer Events
Chapter 8: Tsunami versus Wind-Caused Waves
Chapter 9: External Energy Fuels Weather and Climate
Chapter 10: Tornadoes, Lightning, Heat, and Cold
Chapter 11: Hurricanes
Chapter 12: Climate Change
Chapter 13: Floods
Chapter 14: Wildfire
Chapter 15: Mass Movements
Chapter 16: Coastal Processes and Hazards
Chapter 17: Impacts with Space Objects
Chapter 18: The Great Dyings


About the Author

Patrick Leon Abbott

Pat Abbott is a professor at San Diego State University

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