Enviromental Hazards : Assessing risk and reducing disasters

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Autor/es
Petley, David N.
Smith, Keith
ISBN13
9780415428651
ISBN10
0415428653
Tipo
LIBRO
Páginas
416
Año de Edición
2009
Idioma
inglés
Encuadernación
Rústica
Editorial:
ROUTLEDGE
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The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to demonstrate how natural and human systems interact to place communities of all sizes, and at all stages of economic development, at risk. It also shows how the existing losses to life and property can be reduced.


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. Part II employs a consistent chapter structure to explain how individual hazards, such as earthquakes, severe storms, floods and droughts, plus biophysical and technological processes, create distinctive patterns of loss throughout the world. The ways in which different societies make a positive response to these threats are placed in the context of ongoing global change.


In this extensively revised edition:




  • An entirely new and innovative chapter explains how modern-day complexity contributes to the generation of hazard and risk


  • Additional material supplies fresh perspectives on landslides, biophysical hazards and the increasingly important role of global-scale processes


  • The increased use of boxed sections allows a greater focus on significant generic issues and offers more opportunity to examine a carefully selected range of up-to-date case studies


  • Each chapter now concludes with an annotated list of key resources, including further reading and relevant websites.

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