Geohazards

Natural and man-made

  • G. J. H. McCall
  • D. J. C. Laming
  • S. C. Scott
Book

Part of the AGID Report Series book series (ARS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Natural and man-made hazards: their increasing importance in the end-20th century world

  3. Volcanic Hazards

  4. Earthquake Hazards

  5. Landslide Hazards

  6. The ‘Quiet’ Hazards

About this book

Introduction

Dorrik A. V. Stow Editor in Chief, Association of Geoscientists for International Development ( AGID) AGIO is particularly pleased to see published this latest hurricanes, floods-that are wreaking havoc, destroying report in its Geosciences in International Development livelihood and lives in some corner of the globe. Series, as a significant contribution to the onset of the UN As geoscientists there are perhaps three concerns that Decade of National Disaster Reduction, and as a mark of should be uppermost in our minds as we join an inter­ AGIO's growing concern over the potential and actual national effort to combat the adverse effects of natural effects of geohazards throughout the developing world. hazards. The first must be to improve our scientific The problem of geohazards is increasing, not because understanding of the nature and causes of such hazards and to work towards more reliable prediction of their the rate of earth processes is accelerating, nor because the voice of the media appears to be paying more and more occurrence and magnitude.

Keywords

Earthquake natural disaster seismic volcanic eruption volcano

Editors and affiliations

  • G. J. H. McCall
    • 1
  • D. J. C. Laming
    • 2
  • S. C. Scott
    • 3
  1. 1.Liverpool UniversityLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Herrington GeoscienceExeterUK
  3. 3.Geological Hazards Assessment, Mitigation and Information Unit, Department of Geological SciencesPolytechnic South WestPlymouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2310-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5020-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2310-5
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