ISBN-10:
0470660015
ISBN-13:
2900470660019
Pub. Date:
01/11/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management / Edition 1

Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management / Edition 1

by Bimal Kanti Paul
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    ISBN-13: 2900470660019
    Publisher: Wiley
    Publication date: 01/11/2012
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 334
    Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface ix

    1 Introduction 1

    1.1 Hazards and disasters: definitions and distinctions 2

    1.2 Types of hazards 15

    1.3 Physical dimensions of natural hazards 21

    References 33

    2 History and Development of Hazard Studies in Geography 37

    2.1 Historical perspective 37

    2.2 The focus of hazard research 44

    2.3 Conclusion 60

    References 61

    3 Vulnerability, Resiliency, and Risk 67

    3.1 Vulnerability 67

    3.2 Resilience 85

    3.3 Risk 93

    References 110

    4 Disaster Effects and Impacts 119

    4.1 Disaster effects 119

    4.2 Disaster impacts 138

    References 151

    5 Disaster Cycles: Mitigation and Preparedness 157

    5.1 Mitigation 158

    5.2 Preparedness 169

    References 192

    6 Disaster Cycles: Response and Recovery 197

    6.1 Response 197

    6.2 Recovery 217

    References 233

    7 Disaster Relief 237

    7.1 Providers and distributors of disaster aid 237

    7.2 Conclusion 263

    References 264

    8 Hazards/Disasters: Special Topics 269

    8.1 Gender and natural disasters 269

    8.2 Global warming and climate change 277

    References 302

    Author Index 307

    Subject Index 315

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    “The book is a necessary component of any interdisciplinary course in environmental management and the supporting library.” (International Journal of Environment and pollution, 1 November 2012)

    “The text is well written, and the binding and general appearance of the book is excellent. Summing Up: Recommended. Academic and professional audiences, all levels.” (Choice, 1 August 2012)

    "I highly recommend the landmark and essential book Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management by Bimal Kanti Paul, Ph.D., to any undergraduate or graduates students in any of the related disciplines, business leaders, executives in risk management fields, emergency measures personnel, disaster relief agencies, and public policy makers seeking an authoritative and understandable book on both the human and physical aspects of environmental hazards and disasters. This book is an ideal introduction to the subject matter." (Blog Business World, 11 March 2012)

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