Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard

By: Bryant, Edward

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In the past decade over ten major tsunami events have impacted on the world's coastlines, causing devastation and loss of life. Evidence for past great tsunami, or 'mega-tsunami', has also recently been discovered along apparently aseismic and protected coastlines. With a large proportion of the world's population living on the coastline, the threat from tsunami can not be ignored. This book comprehensively describes the nature and process of tsunami, outlines field evidence for detecting the presence of past events, and describes particular events linked to earthquakes, volcanoes, submarine landslides and meteorite impacts. While technical aspects are covered, much of the text can be read by anyone with a high school education. The book will appeal to students and researchers in geomorphology, earth and environmental science, and emergency planning, and will also be attractive for the general public interested in natural hazards and new developments in science.

Title: Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard

Author: Bryant, Edward

Categories: Sea, Geography,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: West Nyack, New York, U.S.A., Cambridge Univ Pr: 2001

ISBN Number: 052177599X

ISBN Number 13: 9780521775991

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 128544

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 320 pages, b&w photos, illustrations, graphs, charts, tables.