At Risk

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  • Author : Piers Blaikie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • ISBN : 1134528612
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 21 January 2014
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The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed. The updated new edition confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters and discusses disaster not as an aberration,

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : Edward A. Keller,Duane E. DeVecchio
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 July 2016
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Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology and solar system astronomy. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for non-science majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors

Natural Hazards Unnatural Disasters

Natural Hazards  Unnatural Disasters
  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 09 May 2021
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"A combination of case studies, data on many scales, and application of economic principles...[this report] provides an understanding of the relative roles of the market, government intervention, and social institutions in determining and improving both the prevention and the response to hazardous occurrences."-Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1972

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : Simon Ross
  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Release : 09 May 1998
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Focusing on natural hazards, this is part of an A-Level Geography series which presents a wide range of detailed case studies. Students are helped to progress from GCSE and Standard Grade within each topic book as they work through the questions that appear at regular intervals, and the enquiry activities at the end of each chapter. The series also offers separate books on study advice and skills development, as well as exam support. Question banks focus on the deveopment of

Natural Hazard Mitigation

Natural Hazard Mitigation
  • Author : David Godschalk,Timothy Beatley,Philip Berke,David Brower,Edward J. Kaiser
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 01 December 1998
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The first half of the 1990s saw the largest and most costly floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes in the history of the United States. While natural hazards cannot be prevented, their human impacts can be greatly reduced through advance action that mitigates risks and reduces vulnerability.Natural Hazard Mitigation describes and analyzes the way that hazard mitigation has been carried out in the U.S. under our national disaster law, the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. It

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Piers M. Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 09 May 1994
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Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments.

Cultures of Disaster

Cultures of Disaster
  • Author : Greg Bankoff
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 09 May 2021
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In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history of natural disasters and the social hierarchy within Filipino society. The constant threat of disaster has been integrated into the schema of daily life to such an

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : José Simão Antunes Do Carmo
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 12 December 2018
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This book addresses different aspects of natural hazards and vulnerabilities, with a focus on prevention and protection. It consists of nine chapters, five on flood events addressing vulnerabilities, risk assessments, impacts, sensitivity analyses, and mitigation measures, two on climate change and reconstruction of natural hazard events such as avalanches and rockslides, and two on tsunamis and volcanoes. All chapters provide relevant information and useful elements for readers interested and concerned about the lack of action or its ineffectiveness in containing

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : G. A. Papadopoulos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 31 October 2000
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This special volume contains a selection of papers that were presented as part of the Seventh International Symposium on Natural and Man-Made Hazards (HAZARDS-98), held in Chania, Crete Island, Greece, during May 1998. The Symposium attracted broad international interest because many cases of natural disaster events, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, storm surges, forest fires, etc., that occurred in several parts of the world during the 1990s were presented not only for their physics but also from the point of view of

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards
  • Author : Birkmann
  • Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Release : 01 January 2007
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Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards presents a broad range of current approaches to measuring vulnerability. It provides a comprehensive overview of different concepts at the global, regional, national, and local levels, and explores various schools of thought. More than 40 distinguished academics and practitioners analyse quantitative and qualitative approaches, and examine their strengths and limitations. This book contains concrete experiences and examples from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to illustrate the theoretical analyses.The authors provide answers to some of

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : David Chapman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 09 May 1994
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In the twentieth century, the disastrous effects of natural hazards have increased, reflecting the substantial growth in world population, the vulnerability of marginal groups, and the mismanagement of the environment. This book provides potential answers to the questions concerning natural disaster preparedness and management. It develops a conceptual model for understanding hazards and describes specific dangers within the framework of the model. A chapter is devoted to each of the hazards, and decisions and management strategies are outlined, emphasizing risk

Coping with Natural Hazards

Coping with Natural Hazards
  • Author : Khadg Singh Valdiya
  • Publisher : Orient Blackswan
  • Release : 09 May 2021
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This book is a collection of twenty one papers presented during the symposium on Coping with Natural Hazards at University of Pune on 5 and 6 October 2001. This very successful symposium, organised by the National Academy of Sciences, outlined the strategies our country should adopt to be prepared to face hazards like earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, cyclones, droughts and desertification. It contains papers by pre-eminent scientists and leading lights like Professors M G K Menon, P K Das, D R Sikka and