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**Donald Hyndman, David Hyndman** - Year:
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Ideal for courses on natural hazards or on earthquakes and volcanoes, Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happenâ€”and what we can do to limit their effects. The Third Edition of this text provides fu...

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