This book examines the scientific principles behind various natural geological processes to explain how and why they are sometimes hazardous to humans.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Earthquakes Volcanic eruptions Tsunami Mass Wasting Streams and Floods Coastal Hazards Deserts, Droughts, and wind Glaciers and Glaciation Hazards Associated with Geologic Materials Natural Geologic Subsidence Hazards Hazards of Sudden Catastrophic Geologic Events Index
TIMOTHY M. KUSKY is a professor at St. Louis University in Missouri, where he teaches courses in geologic hazards, environmental geology, structural geology, remote sensing, tectonics, and Precambrian crustal evolution.
"Students will be intrigued by this discussion of natural processes that are often hazardous to humans. The scientific principles behind geological hazards are discussed, as well as when, where and why certain hazardous and disastrous events have taken palce. . . . [T]his will be a good starting point for a student....[R]ecommended." - Gale Reference for Students "This is a useful resource for any earth science curriculum. Recommended." - Library Media Connection "The author intended this as a reference resource, and while it could serve as such, I also think it would serve very nicely as a non-majors geology textbook. This book is a well worth adding to any collection that serves a population interested in geology, since is can serve in a variety of roles, given it's well written and interesting content." - E-STREAMS "[E]xplains to high school and college students, teachers, journalists, and general readers how the natural processes of the planet are sometimes hazardous to humans." - SciTech Book News