Geological Hazards

Earthquakes — Tsunamis — Volcanoes, Avalanches — Landslides — Floods

  • B. A. Bolt
  • W. L. Horn
  • G. A. Macdonald
  • R. F. Scott

Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VIII
  2. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 1-62
  3. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 63-131
  4. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 132-147
  5. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 148-197
  6. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 198-220
  7. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 221-231
  8. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 232-282
  9. B. A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. Macdonald, R. F. Scott
    Pages 283-302
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 303-330

About this book

Introduction

Growth of population, communication and interdependence among countries has sharpened the impact of natural disasters. Not only have calamities and miseries been given wider publicity, but the realization has grown that through rational study and foresight much can be done to mitigate these hazards to life and social wellbeing. In this book we present a summary account of hazards which nowadays are usually classified as geological: earthquakes, faulting, tsunamis, seiches, vol­ canoes, avalanches, rock and soil slides, differential settlement and liquefaction of soil, and inundation. The book is aimed first at the general reader who is interested in studying the history of such hazards and examining ways that risk can be reduced even if all dangers cannot be eliminated. We also hope that the book will be useful to college students in introductory courses in geology, engineering, geography, country and urban planning, and in environmental studies. We have tried to bring out for the students the problems that remain to be solved.

Keywords

Naturkatastrophe earthquake environment geography geology

Authors and affiliations

  • B. A. Bolt
    • 1
  • W. L. Horn
    • 2
  • G. A. Macdonald
    • 3
  • R. F. Scott
    • 4
  1. 1.Seismographic Stations, Department of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Flood Forecasting and Control BranchCalifornia Department of Water ResourcesSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Hawaii Institute of GeophysicsUniversity of HawaiiManoaUSA
  4. 4.Engineering DepartmentCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-86820-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-86822-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-86820-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6234
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