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Earth's Fury: An Introduction to Natural Hazards and Disasters [Book Review]

Kanamori, Hiroo (1996) Earth's Fury: An Introduction to Natural Hazards and Disasters [Book Review]. American Scientist, 84 (4). p. 400. ISSN 0003-0996. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141111-133131110

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Abstract

Robert Kovach's book covers all kinds of natural hazards (volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, drought, weather, tsunamis and floods) concisely in a simple language; it is highly recommendable to a broad spectrum of students who are anxious not only to understand the cause of these dreadful natural hazards but also to understand the physics of some spectacular natural phenomena. The notable feature of this book is that the author tries to provide a simple physical explanation for the various natural phenomena that cause hazards. He explains the mechanism of earthquakes, atmospheric circulations, tornadoes and tsunamis at a level that can be easily understood by most undergraduate and graduate students.


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Additional Information:© 1996 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Book review of: Earth's Fury: An Introduction to Natural Hazards and Disasters. 214 pp. Robert L. Kovach. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1995.
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Official Citation:Earth's Fury: An Introduction to Natural Hazards and Disasters by Robert L. Kovach Review by: Hiroo Kanamori American Scientist, Vol. 84, No. 4 (JULY-AUGUST 1996), p. 400 Published by: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29775720
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