Environmental Hazards / Edition 4by Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith
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.
Table of ContentsPart 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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