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Environmental hazards and disasters : contexts, perspectives and management

Author: Bimal Kanti Paul
Publisher: Chichester : 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 diverse  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bimal Kanti Paul
ISBN: 9781119979616 1119979617 9780470660027 0470660023 9781119979623 1119979625
OCLC Number: 767579353
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 322 pages) : illustrations
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
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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