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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster / Edition 5
     

Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster / Edition 5

by Keith Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0415428653

ISBN-13: 2900415428650

Pub. Date: 03/11/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

An objective, up to date and thoughtful introduction to key findings from the natural social sciences, this edition contains new material on disaster databases, El Nino events, sea-level rise and coastal flooding, mega-cities and sustainability, epidemics, storms, IT and disasters.

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An objective, up to date and thoughtful introduction to key findings from the natural social sciences, this edition contains new material on disaster databases, El Nino events, sea-level rise and coastal flooding, mega-cities and sustainability, epidemics, storms, IT and disasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415428650
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/11/2009
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416

Table of Contents

Part One - The Nature of Hazard; 1:Hazard in the Environment; 2:Dimensions of Disaster; 3:Risk Assessment and Disaster Management; 4:Adjustment to Hazard:Accepting and Sharing the Loss; 5:Adjustment to Hazard:Reducing the Loss; Part Two - The Experience and Reduction of Hazard; 6:Tectonic Hazards - Earthquakes; 7:Tectonics Hazards - Volcanoes; 8:Mass Movement Hazards; 9:Severe Storm Hazards; 10:Biophysical Hazards - Temperature Extremes, Epidemics and Wildfires; 11:Hydrological Hazards - Floods; 12:Hydrological Hazards - Droughts; 13:Technological Hazards; 14:Conclusion

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