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Geological hazards : their assessment, avoidance and mitigation / F. G. Bell

Main Author Bell, F. G. Country Reino Unido. Publication London : E & FN Spon, cop. 1999 Description VIII, 648 p. : il. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-419-16970-9 CDU 502.58 551./.2 504.05
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure.

Geological Hazards is the first book to consider both natural and man-made disasters in a single volume. All major geological hazards are examined. It presents a state-of-the art survey for students on civil engineering and physical geography courses, as well as researchers and practicing civil engineers. It examines methods of assessing, evaluating and combatting hazards, both natural and man-made. Richly illustrated, it views the subject from an international perspective.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part One Geohazards: Assessments and Planning
  • Part Two Volcanic Activity
  • Part Three Earthquake Activity
  • Part Four Mass Movements
  • Part Five Problem Soils
  • Part Six River Action and Control
  • Part Seven Marine Action and Control
  • Part Eight Wind Action and Arid Regions
  • Part Nine Soil Erosion and Desertification
  • Part Ten Waste and its Disposal
  • Part Eleven Groundwater Pollution
  • Part Twelve Ground Subsidence
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Fred Bell is Professor and Head of Department of Geology and Applied Geology at the University of Natal

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