Environmental Hazards / Edition 4

Environmental Hazards / Edition 4

by Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415318033

ISBN-13: 9780415318037

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

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.

Overview

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:
9780415318037
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Physical Environment Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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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