Natural Hazards and Human-Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444531179, 9780080932187

Natural Hazards and Human-Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America, Volume 13

1st Edition

Special Volumes of Geomorphology

Authors: Edgardo Latrubesse
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531179
eBook ISBN: 9780080932187
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 30th September 2009
Page Count: 550
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Table of Contents

Editorial Foreword;

Foreword;

Preface;

1.Climate and geomorphologic related disasters in Latin America (NO. Garcia);

2. Geomorphology as a Tool for Analysis of Seismogenic Sources in Latin America and the Caribbean (C.H. Costa, F.A. Audemard M., L. Audin and C. Benavente);

3. The changing coastlines of South America (F.I. Isla and E.J. Schnack);

4. Disasters in Mexico and Central America: a little bit more than a Century of Natural Hazards (I. Alcántara-Ayala);

5. Venezuela: The Construction of Vulnerability and its Relation to the High Seismic Risk (J. Laffaille,

C. Ferrer and K. Laffaille);

6. Natural hazards and human induced disasters triggered by intense and episodic tropical rains in the Venezuelan mountains (M. Bezada);

7. Convulsive events, a widespread hazard in the Colombian Andes (M. Hermelin and Natalia Hoyos);

8. Geomorphology of natural and human induced disasters in Ecuador (F. Sarmiento);

9. Natural hazards in Peru: Causation and vulnerability (K. Young and Blanca León);

10. Geomorphology of natural hazards and human-induced disasters in Bolivia (E.M. Latrubesse,

P.A. Baker and J. Argollo);

11. Soil erosion in Brazil from coffee to the present-day soy bean production (S. Simoes de Castro and J. Pereira de Queiroz Neto);

12. Landslides and Disasters in Southeastern and Southern Brazil (A.L. Coelho Netto and A. de Souza Avelar);

13. Floods in Urban areas of Brazil (J.C. Stevaux, E.M. Latrubesse, M.L. de P. Hermann and S. Aquino);

14. Seismic and Volcanic Hazards in Argentina (L.P. Perucca and S.M. Moreiras);

15. Landslide Processes in Argentina (S.M. Moreiras and A.Coronato);

16. Floods in Argentina (E.M. Latrubesse and D. Brea);

17. Desertification in Patagonia (E. Mazzonia and M. Vazqueza);

18. Geology and Geomorphology of Natural Hazards and Human-Induced disasters in Chile (A. Cecioni and

V. Pineda);

19. Impact of global climate change on glaciers and permafrost of South America, with emphasis on Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula (J. Rabassa);

20. Possible Future Changes in Geomorphological Hazards in Latin America (A. Goudie);

21. A Latin American Perspective on Geomorphologic Hazards and Related Disasters (E.M. Latrubesse);

References


Description

Editorial Foreword;

Foreword;

Preface;

1.Climate and geomorphologic related disasters in Latin America (NO. Garcia);

2. Geomorphology as a Tool for Analysis of Seismogenic Sources in Latin America and the Caribbean (C.H. Costa, F.A. Audemard M., L. Audin and C. Benavente);

3. The changing coastlines of South America (F.I. Isla and E.J. Schnack);

4. Disasters in Mexico and Central America: a little bit more than a Century of Natural Hazards (I. Alcántara-Ayala);

5. Venezuela: The Construction of Vulnerability and its Relation to the High Seismic Risk (J. Laffaille,

C. Ferrer and K. Laffaille);

6. Natural hazards and human induced disasters triggered by intense and episodic tropical rains in the Venezuelan mountains (M. Bezada);

7. Convulsive events, a widespread hazard in the Colombian Andes (M. Hermelin and Natalia Hoyos);

8. Geomorphology of natural and human induced disasters in Ecuador (F. Sarmiento);

9. Natural hazards in Peru: Causation and vulnerability (K. Young and Blanca León);

10. Geomorphology of natural hazards and human-induced disasters in Bolivia (E.M. Latrubesse,

P.A. Baker and J. Argollo);

11. Soil erosion in Brazil from coffee to the present-day soy bean production (S. Simoes de Castro and J. Pereira de Queiroz Neto);

12. Landslides and Disasters in Southeastern and Southern Brazil (A.L. Coelho Netto and A. de Souza Avelar);

13. Floods in Urban areas of Brazil (J.C. Stevaux, E.M. Latrubesse, M.L. de P. Hermann and S. Aquino);

14. Seismic and Volcanic Hazards in Argentina (L.P. Perucca and S.M. Moreiras);

15. Landslide Processes in Argentina (S.M. Moreiras and A.Coronato);

16. Floods in Argentina (E.M. Latrubesse and D. Brea);

17. Desertification in Patagonia (E. Mazzonia and M. Vazqueza);

18. Geology and Geomorphology of Natural Hazards and Human-Induced disasters in Chile (A. Cecioni and

V. Pineda);

19. Impact of global climate change on glaciers and permafrost of South America, with emphasis on Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula (J. Rabassa);

20. Possible Future Changes in Geomorphological Hazards in Latin America (A. Goudie);

21. A Latin American Perspective on Geomorphologic Hazards and Related Disasters (E.M. Latrubesse);

References

Key Features

  • Actual theme, interesting for a variety of professionals
  • Fills in the scarcity of specialized literature in geosciences from South America
  • The first book in the market exclusively devoted to geomorphology of disasters in South America

Readership

Universities, institutes of research, researchers, students and some firms working on Environmental Sciences, Geosciences, Physical Geography, Applied Geology and Applied Engineering, planners and other related groups


Details

No. of pages:
550
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080932187
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444531179

Reviews

"In a volume of uniformly high quality, it is difficult to highlight particularly noteworthy papers, but this reviewer particularly appreciated contributions on: geomorphology as a tool for analyzing seismic sources; soil erosion in Brazil; seismic and volcanic hazards in Argentina; and hazards and human-induced disasters in Chile… [H]ighly recommended for library use, and the availability of an electronic version should greatly assist its use within the student market. Overall, it is an excellent volume that I am pleased to commend." --Latin America Volume 13, Mountain Research


About the Authors

Edgardo Latrubesse Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidade Federal de Goias, Goiania, Brazil