Guide to Global Hazards
Written by Robert Kovach and Bill McGuire.
Published by Firefly Books Ltd., 2004.
| Instant communication from around
the world has raised the level of interest in global hazards. Natural disasters
receive immediate coverage, and in some cases their effects can be felt across
This book is a compelling, richly illustrated guide to the many large-scale natural disasters that affect and afflict life on Earth -- both globally and locally. Written in clear, understandable terms, Firefly's Guide to Global Hazards is essential reading for anyone interested in or concerned about the environment, geophysics and political affairs. The book provides concise descriptions of all types of hazards and the threats they pose:
About the authors: Robert Kovach is Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Bill McGuire is Director of the Benfield Hazard Research Centre, University College in London, England.
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