E-books: Hazards & Disasters

  • Effective Risk Communication book cover

    Effective Risk Communication

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws…

    eBook – 2013-10-30
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka: Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War book cover

    The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka

    Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Piers Blaikie

    This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis reconstruction and recovery work, on how to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers…

    eBook – 2013-10-18

  • Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins: Defining the Limits book cover

    Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins

    Defining the Limits, 1st Edition

    Edited by Myles J. Fisher, Simon E. Cook

    Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge. The findings from this book…

    eBook – 2013-09-13

  • Beyond Shelter after Disaster: Practice, Process and Possibilities book cover

    Beyond Shelter after Disaster: Practice, Process and Possibilities

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jeni Burnell

    Providing shelter after a disaster is recognised as one of the most complex areas of humanitarian relief and recovery. Some aid agencies have stopped providing shelter altogether after bad experiences, while those that do quickly become engaged in challenges that go far beyond the provision of…

    eBook – 2013-09-13

  • Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues book cover

    Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

    Social, Political and Environmental Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh

    Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is a timely and groundbreaking account of the disturbing landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown amidst an earthquake and tsunami on Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011. It provides riveting insights into the social and…

    eBook – 2013-08-21
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Managing Adaptation to Climate Risk: Beyond Fragmented Responses book cover

    Managing Adaptation to Climate Risk

    Beyond Fragmented Responses, 1st Edition

    By Geoff O'Brien, Phil O'Keefe

    Climate change is the single largest threat to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and sustainable development. Addressing climate risk is a challenge for all. This book calls for greater collaboration between climate communities and disaster development communities. In…

    eBook – 2013-07-24

  • 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 Humanitarian Studies

  • Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives book cover

    Wildfire Policy

    Law and Economics Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dean Lueck, Karen M. Bradshaw

    During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and…

    eBook – 2013-06-17

  • Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Disaster Resiliency

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, Fernando I. Rivera

    Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably…

    eBook – 2013-05-02
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe book cover

    Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Enzo Pranzini, Allan Williams

    Europe has a long history of managing coastal erosion through a variety of protection strategies, from the defences of the Venice lagoons to coastal land reclamation in the Netherlands.  This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe and a comparative analysis of…

    eBook – 2013-03-05

  • Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster book cover

    Environmental Hazards

    Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, 6th Edition

    By Keith Smith, Keith Smith

    The much expanded sixth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a fully up-to-date overview of all the extreme events that threaten people and what they value in the 21st century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to illustrate how natural and human systems…

    eBook – 2013-01-16

  • Designing To Avoid Disaster: The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design book cover

    Designing To Avoid Disaster

    The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Fisher

    Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of…

    eBook – 2012-11-27

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