Natural Hazards and Disasters
Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, "Natural Hazards and Disasters, 3rd edition, International Edition" ... Show synopsis Written by a father-son team of prominent geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, "Natural Hazards and Disasters, 3rd edition, International Edition" emphasizes Earth, the atmosphere, and the hazardous natural processes and events that dramatically alter them. In teaching introductory environmental and physical geology courses, the authors found that topics involving natural hazards are among the most interesting for students. They also realized that employing natural hazards as a thematic focus and context motivates students to learn basic scientific concepts. Students begin each chapter by reading about the underlying geological processes as well as the key terms that describe them. Next, they explore the impact these processes have on humans (as well as the impact that humans have on the processes). Finally, the authors analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards' physical and financial harm, and present prospects for the future.