Natural Disasters: A Reference Handbook

by
David E. Newtonauthor

David E. Newton holds a BA in chemistry, an MA in education from the University of Michigan, and an EdD in science education from Harvard University.

Natural Disasters: A Reference Handbook

20190630

ABC-CLIO

Pages 360
Topics Current Events and Issues: Environment;Environment;Drought and Famine;Dust Bowl;Earthquakes;Floods;Forest Fires;Hurricanes;Hurricane Katrina;Limnic Eruptions;Severe Storms;Tornados;Tsunamis

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Natural Disasters: A Reference Handbook

Author(s): Newton, David;
Contributors: Newton, David;
Abstract:

This book provides a detailed introduction to natural disasters and the ways in which they have had and continue to have, profound effects on human society.


• Provides readers with a sound background in the science and technology of major natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and forest fires

• Traces the development of human understanding of the causes and nature of such events

• Discusses the ways in which natural events such as changing weather patterns may interact with human decisions and actions that lead to complex forms of disaster

• Provides background on the specific contributions of individuals and organizations within the field that have yielded our mature understanding of the nature and impact of natural disaster

• Suggests a host of practical resources to use in an extended study of the topic

SortTitle: natural disasters: a reference handbook
Keyword(s): Current Events and Issues: Environment; Environment; Drought and Famine; Dust Bowl; Earthquakes; Floods; Forest Fires; Hurricanes; Hurricane Katrina; Limnic Eruptions; Severe Storms; Tornados; Tsunamis
Author Info:
David E. Newtonauthor

David E. Newton holds a BA in chemistry, an MA in education from the University of Michigan, and an EdD in science education from Harvard University.

eISBN-13: 9781440867620
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440867613
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 360
Publication Date: 20190630
Series: Contemporary World Issues