Environmental Hazards Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

ISBN-10: 0415681065
ISBN-13: 9780415681063
Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Keith Smith
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Book details

Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

List of figures
List of plates
List of tables
List of boxes
Preface to the sixth edition
Preface to the first edition
Acknowledgements
The Nature of Hazard
Hazard in the environment
Introduction
What are environmental hazards?
Hazard, risk and disaster
Earlier perspectives
Current views: the complexity paradigm
The organizational context
Dimensions of disaster
Introduction
Defining disaster
Measuring disaster: archives
Explaining disaster: time trends
Explaining disaster: spatial patterns
Managing disaster
Complexity, sustainability and vulnerability
Introduction
Complexity science
Complexity and disasters
An example: the Bam earthquake
Sustainability and disasters
Vulnerability and resilience
Drivers of vulnerability and disaster
Risk assessment and management
The nature of risk
Risk assessment
Risk perception and communication
Risk perception in practice
Risk management
The role of information technology
Reducing the impacts of disaster
Scoping the task
Protection: hazard resistance
Mitigation: disaster aid
Mitigation: insurance
Adaptation: preparedness
Adaptation: predictions, forecasts and warnings
Adaptation: land use planning
The Experience and Reduction of Hazard
Tectonic hazards: earthquakes and tsunamis
Earthquake hazards
Earthquake behaviour
Primary earthquake hazards
Secondary earthquake hazards
Protection
Mitigation
Adaptation
Tectonic hazards: volcanoes
Volcanic hazards
The nature of volcanoes
Primary volcanic hazards
Secondary volcanic hazards
Protection
Mitigation
Adaptation
Mass movement hazards
Landslide and avalanche hazards
Landslides
Landslides: cause and triggers
Snow avalanches
Protection
Mitigation
Adaptation
Severe storm hazards
Atmospheric hazards
The nature of tropical cyclones
How tropical cyclones develop
Tropical cyclone hazards
Severe summer storms
Severe winter storms
Protection
Mitigation
Adaptation
Weather extremes, disease epidemics and wildfires
Introduction
Extreme temperature hazards
The nature of disease epidemics
Infectious diseases and climate
Disease hazard reduction
Wildfire hazards
The nature of wildfires
Wildfire hazard reduction
Hydrological hazards: floods
Flood hazards
Flood-prone environments
The nature of floods
Protection
Mitigation
Adaptation
Hydrological hazards: droughts
Drought hazards
Types of drought
Causes of drought hazards
Protection
Mitigation
Adaptation
Technological hazards
Introduction
The scale and nature of the hazard
An outline of theory
Technological hazards in practice
Perception: the transport and nuclear industries
Protection
Mitigation
Adaptation
Environmental hazards in a changing world
Introduction
The globalization of hazard
Environmental change
Air pollution and climate change
Geophysical paths to disaster
Climate change and environmental hazards
Bibliography
Index

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