This fascinating atlas follows a conventional format. Information on the physical environment is presented first (landscape, geology, protected areas, rainfall and hydrology) before the focus shifts to the principal natural hazards that affect Jamaica (hurricanes, floods (coastal and inland), landslides and earthquakes).

By far and away the largest section of the book is a parish-by-parish account of natural hazards in the context of the human and physical geography. In this section temporal profiles and map-based inventories of landslide and flood occurrence are offered along with some extremely informative photographs. Perhaps the most striking point to emerge is the high proportion...

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