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* Detailed and interesting case histories are complemented by current content to give students a broad historical understanding of our dynamic and evolving planet.

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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: Fire

Chapter 15: Mass Movements

Chapter 16: Coastal Processes and Hazards

Chapter 17: Impacts with Space Objects

Chapter 18: The Great Dying’s – Available in Create only (http://create.mcgraw-hill.com)