Geological Hazards by F.G.Bell

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Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair; the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence, and damage caused by expansive soils add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to consider both natural and man-made disasters in a single volume. All major geological hazards are examined, including: * volcanic activity * earthquakes * dams * mass movements, soil creep, landslides * problem soils, quicksands and expansive clays * river, marine, wind action and control * soil erosion and desertification * waste and its disposal * landfill and gas formation * groundwater pollution * subsidence * abandoned mine workings and shafts. Up-to-date and comprehensive, Geological Hazards presents a state-of-the-art survey and examines methods of assessing, evaluating and combating hazards, both natural and man-made. Richly illustrated, it views the subject from an international perspective. Geological Hazards is essential reading for civil, geo-technical engineers, geologists and planners concerned with the mitigation and assessment of hazards.
 

About F.G.Bell

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Fred Bell is Professor and Head of Department of Geology and Applied Geology at the University of Natal
 
Published March 14, 2007 by Taylor and Francis CRC ebook account. 656 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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