Floods Hazards of Surface and Groundwater Systems by Timothy Kusky
  

Floods Hazards of Surface and Groundwater Systems

Written by Timothy Kusky
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Part of the Hazardous Earth Series

Synopsis

Floods Hazards of Surface and Groundwater Systems by Timothy Kusky

There are many different types of floods, ranging from slowly rising regional floods to dramatic flash floods and coastal floods. Floods have become increasing hazardous over the last 200 years, as people have been moving onto floodplains and modifying rivers, streams, and entire river systems. Human modifications to rivers and floodplains have resulted in more frequent, stronger, and faster moving floods. Considered the most common natural hazard, floods affect more people and cause more damage than any other hazard including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and tsunamis.

About the Author

Timothy Kusky holds a Ph.D. degree in Earth and planetary sciences from Johns Hopkins University, and is the Paul C. Reinert Professor of Natural Sciences at Saint Louis University in Missouri

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
144 pages

Author

Timothy Kusky
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

1st December 2008

ISBN

9780816064687


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