Extreme Events : A Physical Reconstruction and Risk Assessment Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 310 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 20/04/2006
- Category: Earth sciences
- ISBN: 9780521824125