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eBook Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster (Routledge Physical Environment Series) ePub
Author: Prof Keith Smith,Keith Smith
Language: English
ISBN: 0415122031
ISBN13: 978-0415122030
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (July 23, 1996)
Pages: 416
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Building
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 316
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ePub file: 1828 kb
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Series: Routledge Physical Environment Series. It is a very clear book, and it has many ilustrations to show the natural hazards in "action". Useful as a reference book for applied Geology. 2 people found this helpful.

Series: Routledge Physical Environment Series. Paperback: 420 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0415224642. Product Dimensions: . x 1 x . inches.

Environmental Hazards has become the indispensable text for hazards students and scholars. The common structure adopted for the chapters in Part II enables useful comparisons between hazard types and the varied risks and adaptation opportunities they present. This is a detailed and thorough treatment of the complex approaches to and challenges of hazard management. Dr Maureen Fordham, Enterprise Fellow Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, University of Northumbria, UK.

Part I of this established textbook defines basic concepts of hazard, risk, vulnerability and disaster. Critical attention is given to the evolution of theory, to the scale of disaster impact and to the various strategies that have been developed to minimise the impact of damaging events.

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Part One of this established textbook defines basic concepts of hazard, risk, vulnerability and disaster. Attention is given to the evolution of theory, to the scales and patterns of disaster impact and to the optimum management strategies needed to minimize the future impact of damaging events.

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London ; New York : Routledge. inlibrary; printdisabled; trent university;. xxiii, 389 . p. of plates : 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 356-376) and indexes. 2000 08 14. Bookplateleaf.

Smith, Keith, Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, Routledge, London, l1996. Wilhite, Donald A. A Methodology for Drought Preparedness, Natural Hazards, 13: 229-252, 1996. Wilhite, Donald . Preparing for Drought: A guidebook for developing countries, UNEP, Earthwatch Climate Unit, 1992. WFP, GIS as a tool in disaster preparedness – the Zambia vulnerability assessment and mapping (VAM) project, presented at Using GIS for disaster management workshop, Madison, Wisconsin, Dec. 4-6, 1996.

Environmental Hazards covers all major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin, which directly threaten human life on a community scale.This substantially revised and expanded 2nd edition includes important new global case studies and new sections on risk management and epidemics, disaster trends and Third World vulnerability, remote sensing, mass movements and droughts. Drawing from the most recent research, this edition offers an important new contribution in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and an essential text for students.
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I needed this book for school and it is a very interesting book and very helpful. If you are into emergency management I recommend this book.
Leceri
It is a very clear book, and it has many ilustrations to show the natural hazards in "action".Useful as a reference book for applied Geology.
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