The World of Hazards and Disasters



The world of hazards and disasters is enormous in its expanse, bewildering in its variety, spectacular in its appearance, masterly in its teachings, and overwhelming in its consequences. The chapter takes the readers on to a conducted tour of a biblical array of hazards and disasters like volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, lightning, thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, cyclones, floods, famines, and fires. Kaleidoscopic in range, rich in substance, entrancing in style, simple and lucid in presentation, and profound in message, the chapter aims to make every date with disasters a learning opportunity and every lesson from disasters a saving grace.


Tropical Cyclone Forest Fire Rayleigh Wave Dust Storm Slope Failure 
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  1. 1.Indian National Academy of EngineeringNew DelhiIndia

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