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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

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Publisher Comments:

The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to demonstrate how natural and human systems interact to place communities of all sizes, and at all stages of economic development, at risk. It also shows how the existing losses to life and property can be reduced.

Part I of this established textbook defines basic concepts of hazard, risk, vulnerability and disaster. Critical attention is given to the evolution of theory, to the scale of disaster impact and to the various strategies that have been developed to minimise the impact of damaging events. Part II employs a consistent chapter structure to explain how individual hazards, such as earthquakes, severe storms, floods and droughts, plus biophysical and technological processes, create distinctive patterns of loss throughout the world. The ways in which different societies make a positive response to these threats are placed in the context of ongoing global change.

In this extensively revised edition:

  • An entirely new and innovative chapter explains how modern-day complexity contributes to the generation of hazard and risk
  • Additional material supplies fresh perspectives on landslides, biophysical hazards and the increasingly important role of global-scale processes
  • The increased use of boxed sections allows a greater focus on significant generic issues and offers more opportunity to examine a carefully selected range of up-to-date case studies
  • Each chapter now concludes with an annotated list of key resources, including further reading and relevant websites.

Environmental Hazards is a well-written and generously illustrated introduction to all the natural, social and technological events that combine to cause death and destruction across the globe. It draws on the latest research findings to guide the student from common problems, theories and policies to explore practical, real-world situations. This authoritative, yet accessible, book captures both the complexity and dynamism of environmental hazards and has become essential reading for students of every kind seeking to understand the nature and consequences of a most important contemporary issue.

Book News Annotation:

Smith (emeritus, environmental science, U. of Stirling) and Petley (hazard and risk, Durham U.) have prepared the fifth edition of their textbook on risk, hazard, vulnerability, and disaster. The extensively-revised edition provides a new chapter on how the complexity of today contributes to the onset of hazard and risk, fresh views on landslides and biophysical hazards, global-scale processes, and up-to-date case studies. All chapters now end with annotated lists of key resources, further reading, and related Web sites. The book also provides an extensive bibliography and numerous illustrations. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This is a well-written and generously illustrated overview of all the natural and technological events that threaten humans and what they value. It draws on the latest research across the physical and human sciences and guides students and researchers from problems, theories and policies to explore practical, real-world situations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415428651
Author:
Smith, Keith
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Petley, David N.
Subject:
Science : Environmental Science
Subject:
Science : Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Social Science : Disasters & Disaster Relief
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Disasters
Subject:
Environmental risk assessment
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Disasters & Disaster Relief
Subject:
Sociology-Disasters and Disaster Relief
Subject:
Education-General
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
SG
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
383
Dimensions:
9.60x7.40x1.00 in. 1.75 lbs.

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Geography » General
» History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
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» Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , This is a well-written and generously illustrated overview of all the natural and technological events that threaten humans and what they value. It draws on the latest research across the physical and human sciences and guides students and researchers from problems, theories and policies to explore practical, real-world situations.
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