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Environmental Hazards

Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, 4th Edition

By Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith

© 2004 – Routledge

320 pages

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The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers all the major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin which directly threaten humans and what they value.

Environmental Hazards provides a lucid comprehensive introduction to both the theory and practice of hazards and their mitigation, drawing on interdisciplinary insights. It is essential reading for students of geography, environmental science, earth science and geology.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Nature of Hazard 1. Hazard in the Environment 2. Dimensions of Disaster 3. Risk Assessment and Management 4. Reducing the Impacts of Disaster Part 2. The Experience and Reduction of Hazard 5. Tectonic Hazards: Earthquakes 6. Tectonic Hazards: Volcanoes 7. Mass Movement Hazards 8. Severe Storm Hazards 9. Biophysical Hazards 10. Hydrological Hazards: Floods 11. Hydrological Hazards: Droughts 12. Technological Hazards 13. Context Hazards

About the Authors

Keith Smith is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Cosmology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General