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Extreme Events : A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment, Hardback Book

Extreme Events : A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment Hardback

Description

The assessment of risks posed by natural hazards such as floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis or cyclones is often based on short-term historical records that may not reflect the full range or magnitude of events possible.

As human populations grow, especially in hazard-prone areas, methods for accurately assessing natural hazard risks are becoming increasingly important.

In Extreme Events Jonathan Nott describes the many methods used to reconstruct such hazards from natural long-term records.

He demonstrates how long-term (multi-century to millennial) records are essential in gaining a realistic understanding of the variability of natural hazards, and how short-term historical records can often misrepresent the likely risks associated with natural hazards.

This book will form a useful resource for students taking courses covering natural hazards and risk assessment.

It will also be valuable for urban planners, policy makers and non-specialists as a guide to understanding and reconstructing long-term records of natural hazards.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Earth sciences
  • ISBN: 9780521824125

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