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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster
     

Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith
 

This substantially revised 3rd Edition of Environmental Hazards, argues that knowledge about hazards and hazard mitigation, must be better applied to reduce death and destruction, particularly in developing countries. All the major rapid onset events which directly threaten humans and what they value are covered:
* tectonic hazards - earthquakes and

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This substantially revised 3rd Edition of Environmental Hazards, argues that knowledge about hazards and hazard mitigation, must be better applied to reduce death and destruction, particularly in developing countries. All the major rapid onset events which directly threaten humans and what they value are covered:
* tectonic hazards - earthquakes and volcanos
* mass movement hazards
* severe storm hazards
* biophysical hazards - temperature extremes, epidemics and wildfires
* hydrological hazards
* technological hazards.
The revised 3rd Edition includes new material on disaster debates and looks forward to future problems in the 21st century. This important book provides a balanced and up-to-date approach to environmental hazards and is ideally suited to act as a course text.

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Booknews
Covers all major rapid-onset events (natural, human, or technological in origin) which directly threaten human life on a community scale. Combining insights from both the natural and social sciences, presents a broad overview followed by a systematic analysis of specific hazards. The new edition includes new global case studies and fresh material on risk management, epidemics, disaster trends, Third World vulnerability, remote sensing, mass movements, and droughts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415224635
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Physical Environment Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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