Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure. Geological Hazards presents a state-of-the-art survey and examines methods of assessing, evaluating and combating hazards, both natural and man-made.

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

Geohazards: assessment and planning

chapter Chapter 2|43 pages

Volcanic activity

chapter Chapter 3|55 pages

Earthquake activity

chapter Chapter 4|67 pages

Mass movements

chapter Chapter 5|64 pages

Problem soils

chapter Chapter 6|47 pages

River action and control

chapter Chapter 7|45 pages

Marine action and control

chapter Chapter 8|53 pages

Wind action and arid regions

chapter Chapter9|62 pages

Soil erosion and desertification

chapter Chapter 10|70 pages

Waste and its disposal

chapter Chapter 11|41 pages

Groundwater pollution

chapter Chapter 12|60 pages

Ground subsidence