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Natural Hazards and Environmental Change

Buy Now! W.J. McGuire, I. Mason , & C. Kilburn

Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Hodder Arnold (2 Jan 2002)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0340742208

Text book for senior undergraduates and postgraduates

The changing relationships between hazard and environmental change are examined from the recent geological past to the present day, allowing for discussion of the lessons to be learned from the past in predicting and understanding future hazards.

This book highlights and critically evaluates the accumulating evidence for an intimate link between natural hazards - both in terms of type and frequency - and environmental change. This link is examined from two viewpoints: firstly, how environmental change can contribute to an increased level of hazardous natural phenomena, and secondly, how natural hazards themselves may lead to environmental change, on a local, regional, or even global scale.


‘McGuire and colleagues (all, University College London) offer a fascinating look at how the earth has been affected in the past, and will likely be affected in the future, by large-scale, natural geophysical events....Interesting discussions of how natural events can themselves drive future changes in local and global climate. This book is well referenced and well organized, aptly suited to a wide range of researchers’.

‘I found this book to be intelligent, well organized, informative, up to date and worthwhile. It is highly recommended. The effort at a synthesis has been surprisingly successful. There is a good index, the reference section is adequate, and the price is reasonable.’
Natural Hazards.