A thorough overview of the phenomenon of flooding, including frequency, damage, and information about organizations that help flood victims.
What causes killer floods? Why are they so destructive? Can they be predicted, tamed, or eliminated? Find the answers in Natural Disasters: Floods, which discusses where and how often floods occur in the United States, how the federal government handles flood control, and the extent of the economic and social damage caused by floods.
Features • Provides an extensive bibliography of books and articles • Detailed index
Highlights • Includes statistics on U.S. floods from 1903–1994 • Provides a summary of laws and regulations relevant to floods
E. Willard Miller, Ph.D., is professor of geography and associate dean (emeritus) at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Ruby M. Miller is a retired map librarian from Pennsylvania State University. The Millers have authored several books for ABC-CLIO.
Reviews "...a good starting point for researching and learning more about floods..."—American Reference Books Annual
"...the Millers have again compiled a reasonably priced reference handbook useful for high school and undergraduate reseachers ... this publication would be welcome in most reference collections because of the information it assembles in one place."—Choice