Geological Hazards: Their Assessment, Avoidance and Mitigation, by F. G. Bell presents a state-of-the art survey for college students on civil engineering and physical geography programs, as well as researchers and working towards civil engineers. It examines methods of assessing, evaluating and combating hazards, each pure and man-made. Richly illustrated, it views the topic from a world perspective.
Natural hazards price the worldwide economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on harm repair, the rest represents the price of predicting, preventing and mitigating in opposition to disasters. Man-made hazards corresponding to groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure.
Though dealing with extremely complicated phenomena, the book is instantly accessible by non-specialists, these in management roles, or those typically searching for a greater understanding of geohazard phenomena. The dialogue of hazards is each Comprehensive and important and Bell does a superb job of clarifying the complexity and uncertainty inherent within the examination of geohazards. This critical focus further enhances the utility of this volume as support to complete all-hazards planning.
Geological Hazards: Their Assessment, Avoidance and Mitigation must be considered important studying for anybody requiring an in depth and comprehensive summery of hazard phenomena and who is grappling with the complexities of developing all-hazards plans and response capabilities.
This book is efficacious addition to the literature covering this subject. Its broad and balanced strategy to the subject shall be of great use to educators, researchers and planners and fills a transparent hole in the subject. It is extremely well written and as an accessible and informative text interested undergraduates will read it avidly.
Geological Hazards: Their Assessment, Avoidance and Mitigation
Fred G. Bell