Environmental Hazards / Edition 4

Environmental Hazards / Edition 4

by Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415318033

ISBN-13: 9780415318037

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Environmental Hazards covers all major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin, which directly threaten human life on a community scale. Combining insights from both the natural and social sciences, this book offers a complete introduction to environmental hazards. A broad overview is followed by a systematic analysis of specific hazards…  See more details below

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Environmental Hazards covers all major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin, which directly threaten human life on a community scale. Combining insights from both the natural and social sciences, this book offers a complete introduction to environmental hazards. A broad overview is followed by a systematic analysis of specific hazards to explore a wide range of global case studies and policy responses. This substantially revised and expanded second edition includes important new global case studies with fresh material on risk management, epidemics, disaster trends, Third World vulnerability, remote sensing, mass movements and droughts. Drawing from the most recent research, this edition is a major new contribution in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.

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

List of plates
List of colour plates
List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Preface to first edition
Acknowledgements
1Hazard in the Environment3
2Dimensions of Disaster27
3Risk Assessment and Management54
4Adjustment to Hazard: Accepting and Sharing the Loss78
5Adjustment to Hazard: Reducing the Loss97
6Tectonic Hazards: Earthquakes121
7Tectonic Hazards: Volcanoes155
8Mass Movement Hazards182
9Atmospheric Hazards: Severe Storms210
10Biophysical Hazards: Temperature Extremes, Epidemics and Wildfires237
11Hydrological Hazards: Floods256
12Hydrological Hazards: Droughts286
13Technological Hazards314
14Conclusion341

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