E-books: Hazards & Disasters

  • Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better book cover

    Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better

    1st Edition

    By Sandeeka Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa

    "Building Back Better" (BBB) has been a popular slogan in disaster recovery efforts around the world, including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2009 Samoan Tsunami, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. BBB has recently been identified as one of four priorities of…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • The Human Side of Disaster book cover

    The Human Side of Disaster

    2nd Edition

    By Thomas E. Drabek

    Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new…

    eBook – 2018-09-03
    CRC Press

  • Resilience book cover

    Resilience

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Grove

    Is resilience simply a fad, or is it a new way of thinking about human–environment relations, and the governance of these relations, that has real staying power? Is resilience a dangerous, depoliticizing concept that neuters incipient political activity, or the key to more empowering, emancipatory,…

    eBook – 2018-04-17
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes book cover

    Natural Hazards

    Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, 3rd Edition

    By Edward A. Keller, Duane E. DeVecchio, John Clague

    Natural Hazards focuses on hazards as the interface between humanity and its needs for space and resources, as well as on the ongoing geologic processes of Earth and features many new Canadian examples and discussions while retaining the best U.S. and international illustrations. The third Canadian…

    eBook – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • Disaster Health Management: A Primer for Students and Practitioners book cover

    Disaster Health Management

    A Primer for Students and Practitioners, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gerry FitzGerald, Mike Tarrant, Peter Aitken, Marie Fredriksen

    Disaster health is an emerging field that focuses on developing prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for dealing with health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental…

    eBook – 2016-09-13
    Routledge

  • Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes book cover

    Natural Hazards

    Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, 4th Edition

    By Edward A. Keller, Duane E. DeVecchio

    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…

    eBook – 2016-07-07
    Routledge

  • Resilience, Development and Global Change book cover

    Resilience, Development and Global Change

    1st Edition

    By Katrina Brown

    Resilience is currently infusing policy debates and public discourses, widely promoted as a normative goal in fields as diverse as the economy, national security, personal development and well-being. Resilience thinking provides a framework for understanding dynamics of complex, inter-connected…

    eBook – 2015-12-14
    Routledge

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management book cover

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management

    1st Edition

    By Brian Tomaszewski

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide essential disaster management decision support and analytical capabilities. As such, homeland security professionals would greatly benefit from an interdisciplinary understanding of GIS and how GIS relates to disaster management, policy, and practice.…

    eBook – 2014-12-19
    Routledge

  • Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation book cover

    Cities, Disaster Risk and Adaptation

    1st Edition

    By Christine Wamsler

    Worldwide, disasters and climate change pose a serious risk to sustainable urban development, resulting in escalating human and economic costs. Consequently, city authorities and other urban actors face the challenge of integrating risk reduction and adaptation strategies into their work. However,…

    eBook – 2014-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises: Everyday Politics of Crisis Response book cover

    Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What…

    eBook – 2013-07-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Urban Flood Management book cover

    Urban Flood Management

    1st Edition

    By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

    Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than…

    eBook – 2010-09-21
    CRC Press

  • Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails book cover

    Disrupted Cities

    When Infrastructure Fails, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Graham

    Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in…

    eBook – 2010-06-10
    Routledge

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