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By Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman

Written by means of a father-son group of well-known geologists, Donald and David Hyndman, normal risks AND failures, 3rd version, emphasizes Earth, the ambience, and the unsafe normal strategies and occasions that dramatically modify them. In educating introductory environmental and actual geology classes, the authors came upon that subject matters concerning typical dangers are one of the best for college students such as you. in addition they discovered that using average risks as a thematic concentration and context motivates their scholars to benefit simple clinical suggestions. you start every one bankruptcy by means of studying concerning the underlying geological approaches in addition to the foremost phrases that describe them. subsequent, you discover the impression those tactics have on people (as good because the impression that people have at the processes). ultimately, the authors study ideas for mitigating those dangers' actual and monetary damage, and current customers for the longer term. With over 900 photos and illustrations, this 3rd version will surely capture and continue your awareness.

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CHAPTER 1 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. natural disasters is like the problem drivers face in avoiding collisions with trains.

0 Storm surge Actual tide Predicted tide Copyright Commonwealth of Australia, 2008, Bureau of Meteorology. 0 21 Mar Noon 6 pm Midnight 6 am 22 Mar Noon 6 pm Midnight If events overlap, their effects can amplify one another. In this example, a storm surge (black line) can be especially high if it coincides with high tide (red line). The blue line shows the much higher tide that resulted when the tide overlapped with the storm surge. Mitigating Hazards Because natural disasters are not easily predicted, it falls to governments and individuals to assess their risk and prepare for and mitigate the effects of disasters.

Mitigation can include engineering projects like levees, as well as government policy and public education. In each chapter of this book, we examine mitigation strategies related to specific disasters. Land-Use Planning One way to reduce losses from natural disasters is to find out where disasters are likely to occur and restrict development there, using land-use planning. Ideally, we should prevent development along major active faults by reserving that land for parks and natural areas. We should also limit housing and industrial development on floodplains to minimize flood damage and along the coast to reduce hurricane and coastal erosion losses.

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