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Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard

Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard

by Edward BryantEdward Bryant
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It is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. I don't think there is any other book on the topic published. As one bookseller said after the Indian Ocean tsunami event, "I would have just filled my front window with copies and they would have walked out the store." This statement was just as relevant after the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and will be as relevant when the next large tsunami event happens, sooner rather than later. The book can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521772440
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/23/2001
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Dr Edward Bryant is a renowned and respected tsunami researcher, writer and teacher in the areas of natural hazards and climatology. Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard was first published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. This is now out of print and CUP confirmed that all rights in the book have reverted to the author. The 2nd Edition incorporates the great Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and the author focuses on geomorphology and the processes and events linked to the main causes of tsunami, namely, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and, in addition, comet and meteorite impacts.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Tsunami as a known hazard.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Tsunami dynamics.- Part 2 Tsunami-Formed Landscapes.- 3. Signatures of tsunami in the coastal landscape.- 4. Coastal Landscape Evolution.- Part 3 Causes of Tsunami.- 5. Earthquake-Generated Tsunami.- 6. Great Tsunamigenic Earthquakes.- 7. Great Landslides.- 8. Volcanic Eruptions.- 9. Comets and Asteroids.- Part 4 Modern Risk of Tsunami.- 10. Risk and Avoidance.- 11. Epilogue.- References.- Index.

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