Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society

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  • Author : Andrew E. Collins
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 424 pages
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 October 2014
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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board

Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society

Hazards  Risks  and Disasters in Society
  • Author : Andrew E. Collins,Jones Samantha,Bernard Manyena,Janaka Jayawickrama
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 November 2014
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Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to what are largely human induced risks of environmental, social and economic degradation. This book outlines why it is important to explore in more depth the relationships between environmental hazards, risk

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Benjamin Wisner
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 26 January 2022
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The new edition of At Risk confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters since it was first published and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed.

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk  and Disasters
  • Author : Max Wyss,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 10 July 2014
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Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies,Nick Rosser
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 October 2021
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Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters 2nd edition makes a broad but detailed examination of major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, and provides knowledge to form the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness and reduction of the impacts of landslides on society. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over the past century, and this trend will continue as society increasingly utilises steep landscapes. Landslides and related phenomena can be triggered

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Ramesh Sivanpillai
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 November 2015
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Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth’s biosphere. Many of these are caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes that have important implications for humans. This volume, from Elsevier’s Hazards and Disasters Series, provides an in-depth view of threats, ranging from microscopic organisms to celestial objects. Perspectives from both natural and social sciences provide an in-depth understanding of

Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards
  • Author : Keith Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 16 January 2013
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The much expanded sixth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a fully up-to-date overview of all the extreme events that threaten people and what they value in the 21st century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to illustrate how natural and human systems interact to place communities of all sizes, and at all stages of economic development, at risk. It also explains in detail the various measures available to reduce the ongoing losses to life and property.

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Author : UNU-EHS Expert Working Group on Measuring Vulnerability
  • Publisher : United Nations Univ
  • Release : 26 January 2022
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"Climate change adaptation", "building resilience" and "vulnerability and risk reduction" are noble words, but do we really know what is meant by these terms and how to assess their respective progress? This book seeks to address these questions. The world has recently experienced disasters of a magnitude rarely seen before: the cascading disaster in Japan, the earthquake in Haiti, and floods in Pakistan and Australia are a few prominent examples. These major disasters underline the fact that many communities and

Mountain Risks From Prediction to Management and Governance

Mountain Risks  From Prediction to Management and Governance
  • Author : Theo Van Asch,Jordi Corominas,Stefan Greiving,Jean-Philippe Malet,Simone Sterlacchini
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 September 2013
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This book offers a cross disciplinary treatment of the rapidly growing field of integrated approaches in risk assessment in mountainous areas. All major aspects related to hazard and risk assessment, risk management, and governance are illustrated with a wide range of case studies. The first part of the book focuses on new techniques for assessing the natural hazards of different types of mass movements. State-of-the-art techniques for morphological characterization and monitoring of displacements are described. Computational advances are covered to

Forecasting and Planning for Volcanic Hazards Risks and Disasters

Forecasting and Planning for Volcanic Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Paolo Papale
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 December 2020
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Forecasting and Planning for Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters expands and complements the subject and themes in Volcanic Hazards, Risks and Disasters. Together, the two volumes represent an exhaustive compendium on volcanic hazards, risks, and disasters. Volume two presents a comprehensive picture of the volcano dynamics relevant for volcanic hazard forecasts. It also includes case studies of the associated risks and aspects like operational volcano observatory responses, communication before and across volcanic crises, emergency planning, social science aspects, and resilience

Cultures and Disasters

Cultures and Disasters
  • Author : Fred Krüger,Greg Bankoff,Terry Cannon,Benedikt Orlowski,E. Lisa F. Schipper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 24 April 2015
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Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills of an active volcano on the Philippines impacting on their day-to-day livelihood routines? Making sense of such questions and observations is only possible by understanding how the decision-making of societies at risk is embedded in culture, and how intervention measures acknowledge, or neglect, cultural settings.

Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes

Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes
  • Author : Jörn H. Kruhl,Rameshwar Adhikari,Uwe E. Dorka
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 07 November 2017
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This book addresses earthquakes, with a special focus on the Ghorka earthquake, which struck parts of central Nepal in April 2015. Drawing on this disastrous event, it closely examines various aspects of earthquakes in contributions prepared by international experts. The topics covered include: the geological and geophysical background of seismicity; a detailed inventory of the damage done by the earthquake; effective damage prevention through earthquake-safe buildings and settlements; restoration options for world-heritage buildings; strategies for providing technical and medical relief and,

Climate Change Disaster Risks and Human Security

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  • Author : Juan M. Pulhin,Makoto Inoue,Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 22 April 2021
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This book explores how climate change and disaster risks threaten human security in Asia. Climate change and disaster risks have emerged as major human security challenges in the twenty-first century, and are an imminent “threat multiplier” with the potential to harm the vital core of human life and curtail people’s freedom and ability to live with dignity. Climate change and disaster risks undermine the security of individuals, communities, nations, and the world, considering the increasing trend in the frequency

Climate Change Disasters Sustainability Transition and Peace in the Anthropocene

Climate Change  Disasters  Sustainability Transition and Peace in the Anthropocene
  • Author : Hans Günter Brauch,Úrsula Oswald Spring,Andrew E. Collins,Serena Eréndira Serrano Oswald
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 14 September 2018
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This book provides insight into Anthropocene-related studies by IPRA’s Ecology and Peace Commission. The first three chapters discuss the linkage between disasters and conflict risk reduction, responses to socio-environmental disasters in high-intensity conflict scenarios and the fragile state of disaster response with a special focus on aid-state-society relations in post-conflict settings. The two following chapters analyse climate-smart agriculture and a sustainable food system for a sustainable-engendered peace and the ethnology of select indigenous cultural resources for climate change adaptation