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Natural disasters

  • Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Jörn Birkmann; Stefan Kienberger; David Alexander

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 139.95

    Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental systems to climate change and eight natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires, drought, coastal erosion, and heat waves. This book is an important contribution to the field, clarifying terms and investigating the... more...

  • Playing against Natureby Seth Stein; Jerome Stein

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.50

    Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes game of chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should a developing nation allocate its budget between building schools for towns without ones or making existing schools earthquake-resistant? Does it make more sense to build levees to protect against floods, or to prevent development... more...

  • Human Security and Natural Disastersby Christopher Hobson; Paul Bacon; Robin Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from interstate war, but from the emergencies that affect... more...

  • Natural Hazard Zonation of Bihar (India) Using Geoinformaticsby Tuhin Ghosh; Anirban Mukhopadhyay

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    With increased climate variability, aggravated natural hazards in the form of extreme events are affecting the lives and livelihoods of many people. This work serves as a basis for formulating a ?preparedness plan? to ensure the effective policy formulation for planned development. Increased demand and competition with a high degree of variability... more...

  • Katastrophenby Erhard Oeser

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 22.67

    Erhard Oeser veranschaulicht anhand vieler Beispiele, dass die Evolution als eine Abfolge von Katastrophen begreifbar ist. Dies geht mit der Erkenntnis einher, dass im Vergleich zu den erdgeschichtlichen Vernichtungsakten, die zur Entstehung neuer Welten führten, jene Ereignisse, die in der Menschheitsgeschichte die Erde verwüsteten, nichts Ungewöhnliches... more...

  • Dreadful Visitationsby Alessa Johns

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Natural Disasters in a Global Environmentby Anthony N. Penna; Jennifer S. Rivers

    Wiley 2013; US$ 40.95

    Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship. Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides,... more...

  • Disasters Without Bordersby John Hannigan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Dramatic scenes of devastation and suffering caused by disasters such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, are viewed with shock and horror by millions of us across the world. What we rarely see, however, are the international politics of disaster aid, mitigation and prevention that condition the collective response to natural catastrophes... more...

  • Environmental Hazardsby Keith Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    This is a well-written and generously illustrated overview of all the natural and technological events that threaten humans and what they value. It draws on the latest research across the physical and human sciences and guides students and researchers from problems, theories and policies to explore practical, real-world situations.  more...

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladeshby Rajib Shaw; Fuad Mallick; Aminul Islam

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book outlines disaster risk reduction (DRR) approaches in Bangladesh, drawing examples and lessons from the national and community-level programs, projects, and relevant experiences of the country.  The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with academicians from different universities undertaking... more...