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Physical aspects of natural catastrophes

Physical aspects of natural catastrophes

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Published by Elsevier in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural disasters

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    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE 501.4 N3S35 1975
    The Physical Object
    Pagination289 p.
    Number of Pages289
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22000088M

    It is telling that the number of natural geological disasters that cannot be influenced by humans (volcanic eruptions, landslides, etc.) remained the same. Human activities can have an impact on natural disasters. We used to blame climate change as a reason for all the natural disasters. Ten deadliest natural disasters excluding epidemics and famines. Notes: The list does not include several volcanic eruptions with uncertain death tolls resulting from collateral effects (crop failures, etc.), though these may have numbered in the millions; see List of volcanic eruptions by death toll. This list takes into account only the highest estimated death toll for each disaster, and.

    Les aspects internationaux des catastrophes naturelles et industrielles, = The international aspects of natural and industrial catastrophes, GB A76 At risk: natural hazards, people's vulnerability, and disasters / Piers Blaikie. Using our knowledge of physical laws, we can test: •Whether catastrophes have occurred •Whether physical conditions on earth have changed, and if so, how (ice ages, warm periods, high or low sea level, etc.) •Whether physical laws themselves have changed in time, or elsewhere in the Size: 1MB.

    'In Curbing Catastrophe, Timothy H. Dixon, a leading natural hazard scientist, gives a clear, calm, and thoughtful discussion of natural hazards facing societies around the world. The book nicely explains the science of hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis, coastal Cited by: 1. Box for a deÞ nition of hazard, natural hazard, and disaster. There exist a variety of definitions for extreme events; the definition in Box is from the IPCC SREX report (IPCC a). The word extreme can be used to describe the impact of the event or physical aspects of .


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