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Overview

The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers all the major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin which directly threaten humans and what they value.
Environmental Hazards provides a lucid comprehensive introduction to both the theory and practice of hazards and their mitigation, drawing on interdisciplinary insights. It is essential reading for students of geography, environmental science, earth science and geology.

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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. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415318044
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Series: Physical Environment Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Smith is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Nature of Hazard 1. Hazard in the Environment 2. Dimensions of Disaster 3. Risk Assessment and Management 4. Reducing the Impacts of Disaster Part 2. The Experience and Reduction of Hazard 5. Tectonic Hazards: Earthquakes 6. Tectonic Hazards: Volcanoes 7. Mass Movement Hazards 8. Severe Storm Hazards 9. Biophysical Hazards 10. Hydrological Hazards: Floods 11. Hydrological Hazards: Droughts 12. Technological Hazards 13. Context Hazards

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