Central America: Geology, Resources and Hazards
ISBN/ASIN: 9780415416474,0415416477,9780415416481,0415416485,9780415401692,0415401690,9780203947043,0203947045 | 2007 | English | pdf | 1311/1262 pages | 48.5 Mb
Publisher: Taylor & Francis | Author: Jochen Bundschuh, Guillermo E. Alvarado Induni
An integrated treatment of the principal fields of classical and applied geosciences of Central America, this authoritative two-volume monograph treats the region as a whole, exploring geology, earth resources and geo-hazards across political boundaries. It reviews the published literature, and supplements it with an abundance of information from ongoing investigations and internal reports.The compendium is a result of four years’ collaborative work by the editors and more than ninety experts from eighteen countries. It is aimed at professionals, academics and students in the fields of geology, geography, biology, and engineering at the local, regional and international level. In a region which is rich in geological resources and where natural disasters are frequent, the monograph is a solid base for local and international institutions concerned with land-use, infrastructure, water and energy resources, and mining, as well as with hazard reduction and disaster prevention.