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Robert Kovach is Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Bill McGuire is Director of the Benfield Hazard Research Centre, University College in London, England.
A great collection of facts and explanations of what we must do to preserve the Earth and its inhabitants.--Allen Staver"American Reference Books Annual, Volume 36" (01/01/2005) The illustrations are outstanding. The quality and clarity of the written text is also exceptional.-- (06/01/2004) Compact and richly illustrated... concise, well-written message... a quick, readable reference on a very wide variety of life-endangering natural hazards... recommended.-- (06/01/2004) Warning: Do not read this at bedtime! This exhaustive guide... may instill fear in the heart of any thoughtful person by the sheer range of threats.-- (07/01/2004) Concise but thorough... a wealth of information... outstanding color photographs, computer graphics, diagrams, and charts.-- (06/01/2004) As compact as a field guide and as complete as an encyclopedia, this 256-page books is the most fact-dense I've seen. The authors have compiled a comprehensive reference on global events... In summary, for a classroom reference book on global hazards, this book is highly recommended.-- (01/27/2005)