Disaster Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Concepts and Causes

Disaster Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Concepts and Causes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780128002278
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/22/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 386
Sales rank: 1,209,231
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Etkin is an Associate Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management at York University, Toronto Canada. He has contributed to several national and international natural hazard projects including the 2nd U.S. national assessment of natural hazards, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), two NATO workshops, was Principal Investigator of the Canadian National Assessment of Natural Hazards, and is Past President of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network. His research interests focus on disaster management, risk and climate change. He has over 80 publications to his credit, including 6 edited volumes.

Table of Contents

1. What is a Disaster? 2. Disaster Data (with Susan MacGregor) 3. Disaster Risk 4. Hazard, Vulnerability, and Resilience 5. Disasters and Complexity 6. Disaster Models 7. Myths and Fallacies 8. The Poetry of Disaster (with Nicole Cooley) 9. Ethics and Disaster (with Peter Timmerman) 10. Workshop on Principles of Disaster Management (with Ian Davis) 11. Final Reflections

Appendix 1.Selected Disaster Data 2.Statistics Canada 3.Interviews with Ian Burton and Ken Hewitt

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