TY - CHAP A1 - Peter Höller ED1 - Sorin Cheval Y1 - 2012-03-02 PY - 2012 T1 - About the Practical Knowledge to Understand Snow Avalanches – A Chronology N2 - The crossroads between a more and more populated human communities and their changing environment pose different challenges than ever before. Therefore, any attempt to identify and deliver possible solutions is more than welcome. The book Natural Disasters addresses the needs of various users, interested in a better understanding of hazards and their more efficient management. It is a scientific enterprise tackling a variety of natural hazards potentially deriving into disasters, i.e. tropical storms, avalanches, coastal floods. The case studies presented cover different geographical areas, and they comprise mechanisms for being transferred to other spots and circumstances. Hopefully, the book will be beneficial to those who invest their efforts in building communities resilient to natural disasters. BT - Natural Disasters SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33482 DO - 10.5772/33482 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-10 ER -