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Environmental hazards and disasters : contexts, perspectives and management

Author: Bimal Kanti Paul
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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: Environmental Hazards and Disasters: Contexts, Perspectives and Management focuses on manifested threats to humans and their welfare as a result of natural disasters. The book uses an integrative approach to address socio-cultural, political and physical components of the disaster process. Human and social vulnerability as well as risk to environmental hazards are explored within the comprehensive context of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bimal Kanti Paul
ISBN: 9780470660027 0470660023 9780470660010 0470660015
OCLC Number: 733045194
Description: xi, 322 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
History and development of hazard studies in geography --
Vulnerability, resiliency, and risk --
Disaster effects and impacts --
Disaster cycles : mitigation and preparedness --
Disaster cycles : response and recovery --
Disaster relief --
Hazards/disasters : special topics.
Responsibility: Bimal Kanti Paul.

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An accessible intermediate level text on natural hazards and disasters for those students wishing to specialise in the subject. Includes coverage of previously neglected areas of disaster  Read more...

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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) Read more...

 
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