Course book has been published!
The course book for the international graduate course on Natural Catastrophes to be held this spring (2011) has been published.
It prominently features on the cover a photo of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull volcano, South Iceland, last spring of 2010. Note that participation in the course will include field trips to the volcano, among other sites of special natural interest regarding the course.
It also discusses in detail the eruption at Heimaey island of 1973, which took place only a few hundred meters away from the main town of the island. The Heimaey island is just off the coast of South Iceland and can easily be seen from the location where the course is to be held, and also easily accessible by ferry.
The book is written by Edward A. Keller, Duane E. DeVecchio & Robert H. Blodgett: Natural Hazards: Earth’s Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011.
You can find the book for example, at online retailers (e.g., Amazon.com).