Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series) by Pedro Basabe, Tom Beer, Norm Catto, Viacheslav Gusiakov
PDF | 2013 | 1135 pages | ISBN: 9048186994 | English | 52 MB
Few subjects have caught the attention of the entire world as much as those dealing with natural hazards. The first decade of this new millennium provides a litany of tragic examples of various hazards that turned into disasters affecting millions of individuals around the globe. The human losses (some 225,000 people) associated with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the economic costs (approximately 200 billion USD) of the 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake, tsunami and reactor event, and the collective social impacts of human tragedies experienced during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 all provide repetitive reminders that we humans are temporary guests occupying a very active and angry planet.