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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Smith, Keith, 1938-
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002 printing
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0415224632 9780415224635 0415224640 9780415224642|
|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.|
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