Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Hodder Arnold (2 Jan 2002)
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.’