GEOGRAPHY VCE UNITS 1&2: HAZARDS AND DISASTERS UNIT 1 (GTAV) EBOOK REVISED (No printing or refunds. Check product description before purchasing)
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Chapter 1 Introduction to the concepts
Using geographical instructional terms
Application of the 10 concepts
to hazards and disasters
Chapter 2 Overview of hazards and disasters.
Scope of the study including key definitions; range of examples and locations; role of hazards and disasters in natural systems; general responses to hazard events; interconnection of causes.
Desertification – Somalia
Volcanic soils and agriculture:
Philippines Flooding: Bangladesh
Liquefaction: Memphis USA
Sea level rise: Mekong Delta
Melbourne fringe: bushfires
Chapter 3 Geological hazards
Includes volcanic activity,
earthquakes and tsunamis, erosion, landslides, avalanches.
2004 Asian Tsunami; Montserrat
volcano; Japan volcanoes,
earthquakes and tsunamis;
Philippines and Thredbo landslides
Chapter 4 Hydro-meteorological hazards and disasters
Includes droughts, floods, storms, storm surges and bushfires.
Australia bushfires Black Saturday bushfire 2009
British Columbia fires 2014
Hurricane Katrina 2005
Chapter 5 Biological hazards and disasters
Includes infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, animal transmitted diseases, waterborne diseases, plant and animal invasion (e.g. blackberries and cane toads).
Malaria Ebola outbreak
Invasive species: rabbits, Pacific sea star, cane toads,
Chapter 6 Technological hazards and disasters. These are human induced and exacerbated hazards including oil spills, air pollution, radiation
leaks, flooding due to land
clearances, epidemics caused by
poor living conditions and ones
caused by climate change
Air pollution: inner west
Melbourne Southeast Asia haze
Gulf of Mexico dead zone
Chapter 7 Detailed fieldwork example
Includes methodology, data
collection and presentation and
suggested locations Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire
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