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Environmental hazards : assessing risk and reducing disaster

Author: Keith Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002 printing.
Series: Routledge physical environment series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This revised edition argues that knowledge about hazards and hazard mitigation must be better applied to reduce death and destruction, particularly in developing countries. New material on future  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Keith, 1938-
Environmental hazards.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002 printing
(OCoLC)606495378
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Smith
ISBN: 0415224632 9780415224635 0415224640 9780415224642
OCLC Number: 43787678
Description: xxiv, 392 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. The nature of hazard. 1. Hazard in the environment. 2. Dimensions of disaster. 3. Risk assessment and disaster management. 4. Adjustment to hazard: accepting and sharing the loss. 5. Adjustment to hazard: reducing the loss. --
pt. II. The experience and reduction of hazard. 6. Tectonic hazards: earthquakes. 7. Tectonic hazards: volcanoes. 8. Mass movement hazards. 9. Severe storm hazards. 10. Biophysical hazards: temperature extremes, epidemics and wildfires. 11. Hydrological hazards: floods. 12. Hydrological hazards: droughts. 13. Technological hazards. 14. Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge physical environment series.
Responsibility: Keith Smith.
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