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Natural hazards and human-exacerbated disasters in Latin-America : special volumes of geomorphology

Author: Edgardo Latrubesse
Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Boston [Mass.] : Elsevier, 2010.
Series: Developments in earth surface processes, 13.
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Offers a vision of the dynamics of the main disasters in South America, describing their mechanisms and consequences on South American societies. This book includes human-induced disasters, such as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgardo Latrubesse
ISBN: 0444531173 9780444531179
OCLC Number: 229031681
Description: xxiv, 510 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Climate and geomorphologic related disasters in Latin America / Norberto O. Garcia, Rosana Nieto Ferreira, and Edgardo M. Latrubesse --
Geomorphology as a tool for analysis of seismogenic sources in Latin America and the Caribbean / Carlos H. Costa ... [et al.] --
The changing coastlines of South America / Federico I. Isla and Enrique J. Schnack --
Disasters in Mexico and Central America : a little bit more than a century of natural hazards / Irasema Alcántara-Ayala --
Venezuela : the construction of vulnerability and its relation to the high seismic risk / Jaime Laffaille, Carlos Ferrer, and Klaudia Laffaille --
Natural hazards and human-induced disasters triggered by intense and episodic tropical rains in the Venezuelan mountains / Maximiliano Bezada --
Convulsive events, a widespread hazard in the Colombian Andes / Michel Hermelin and Natalia Hoyos --
Geomorphology of natural and human induced disasters in Ecuador / Fausto O. Sarmiento --
Natural hazards in Peru : causation and vulnerability / Kenneth R. Young and Blanca León --
Geomorphology of natural hazards and human-induced disasters in Bolivia / Edgardo M. Latrubesse, Paul A. Baker, and Jaime Argollo --
Soil erosion in Brazil from coffee to the present-day soy bean production / Selma Simões de Castro and José Pereira de Queiroz Neto --
Landslides and disasters in southeastern and southern Brazil / Ana Luiza Coelho-Netto, André de Souza Avelar, and Willy Alvarenga Lacerda --
Floods in urban areas of Brazil / Jose Candido Stevaux ... [et al.] --
Seismic and volcanic hazards in Argentina / Laura P. Perucca and Stella M. Moreiras --
Landslide processes in Argentina / Stella M. Moreiras and Andrea Coronato --
Floods in Argentina / Edgardo M. Latrubesse and Daniel Brea --
Desertification in Patagonia / Elizabeth Mazzonia and Mirian Vazquez --
Geology and geomorphology of natural hazards and human-induced disasters in Chile / Adriano Cecioni and Verónica Pineda --
Impact of global climate change on glaciers and permafrost of South America, with emphasis on Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula / Jorge Rabassa --
Possible future changes in geomorphological hazards in Latin America / Andrew S. Goudie --
A Latin American perspective on geomorphologic hazards and related disasters / Edgardo M. Latrubesse.
Series Title: Developments in earth surface processes, 13.
Responsibility: edited by Edgardo M. Latrubesse.
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