Our Planet’s Geophysical Hazards

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ISBN13: 9780648021018

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Our Planet’s Geophysical Hazards is one of seven Planet Geography Monographs, each of which covers one option of the Standard Level and Higher Level Options for IBDP Geography Paper 1. The book contains 92 pages in full colour, 17.2cm x 24.5cm, with 4 chapters that mirror the structure of the syllabus. The same content is also available as chapters 13 to 16 in Our Dynamic Planet. 

Chapter 1 of Our Planet’s Geophysical Hazards is ‘Geophysical systems’. It comprises 26 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Plate movement
  2. Volcanoes
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Case study of the Indian Ocean tsunami
  5. Mass movement
  6. Case study of the Darvaza sinkholes

Chapter 2 of Our Planet’s Geophysical Hazards is ‘Geophysical hazard risks’. It comprises 16 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Hazards
  2. Hazard magnitude and frequency
  3. Factors affecting geophysical hazard risks
  4. Geographical factors affecting geophyical hazard event impacts

Chapter 3 of Our Planet’s Geophysical Hazards is ‘Hazard risk and vulnerability’. It comprises 33 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Volcanic hazards
  2. Case study of volcanic hazards in Yellowstone, USA
  3. Case study of volcanic hazards in Iceland
  4. Earthquake hazards
  5. Case study of the Haiti earthquake
  6. Case study of the Kumamoto earthquake
  7. Mass movement hazards
  8. Case study of the Dolina Geyzerov landslide
  9. Case study of the Oso mudslide

Chapter 4 of Our Planet’s Geophysical Hazards is ‘Future resilience and adaptation’. It comprises 13 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Trends and projections
  2. Adaptation to hazards
  3. Pre-event management strategies
  4. Post-event management strategies

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