An updated look at earthquakes, volcanoes, and other natural disasters. Praise for the previous hardcover edition: "Recommended."--Choice Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Third Edition brings the excitement of an ever-changing field of science to the forefront. The natural disasters of recent years have been among the worst in history--the burgeoning world population is clearly expanding faster than our disaster reduction technology. This new edition provides a single source on historical earthquakes and volcanic eruptions from all over the world. Updated with the most current information, this illustrated resource includes not only new geologic events, but also as many examples of historical earthquakes as possible for contrast or comparison. Coverage in the Middle East has been significantly expanded to include recent natural disasters, as well as events such as landslides and avalanches. In addition, many tables were added to supplement the content and put the recent disasters into historical context.Gates, Alexander E. is the author of 'Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780816071203 and ISBN 0816071209.