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Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard

Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard

by Edward Bryant
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Comprehensively describes the nature and process of tsunami, for students and researchers, and general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521775991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/02/2001
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.75(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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