Natural Disasters deals with the violent catastrophic phenomena that constantly occur in different parts of our planet Earth and how they affect human activities. It is designed to give you an overview of the fundamental aspects of geology. Internal and external processes involved in producing these geological phenomena will be considered. An important component of this course is to introduce students to the understanding of Natural Disasters as geological phenomena and to evaluate the way they have modified our planet...


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DISASTER. It strikes anytime, anywhere. It takes many forms -- a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, a flood, a fire or a hazardous spill, an act of nature or an act of terrorism. It builds over days or weeks, or hits suddenly, without warning. Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences.


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Florida International University

Fall, '96