Call (800) 987-3190

FloodsFloods
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

Floods

There are many different types of floods, ranging from slowly rising regional floods to dramatic flash floods and coastal floods. Floods have become increasingly hazardous over the last 200 years, as people hav… (See Below for Full Description)
SKU: IB-9780816064687

List Price: $47.40

Availability: In stock

$39.50

* Required Fields

Details

There are many different types of floods, ranging from slowly rising regional floods to dramatic flash floods and coastal floods. Floods have become increasingly 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.

Floods examines the processes that control the development and flow in stream and river systems and discusses how and when these processes become hazardous. Examples of flooding and other river disasters are presented throughout this accessible book. The merits of building on—versus preserving—floodplains are discussed, and strategies for preserving the remaining floodplain areas are examined. Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, an index, a glossary, sidebars, and tables enhance this rich resource.

Chapters include:
  • The Water Planet: Relationships Between Surface Water and Groundwater
  • Streams and River Systems
  • Effects of River Modifications and Urbanization on River Dynamics
  • Examples of Flood Disasters
  • The Groundwater System and Groundwater Contamination
  • Geological Subsidence, Compaction, and Collapse.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6468-7
ISBN-10 816064687
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1844-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series The Hazardous Earth
Author Timothy Kusky, Ph.D.
Publication Date 10/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Glossary. Further reading. Web sites. Sidebars. Tables.
Available Formats Print & eBook

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register