E-books: Hazards & Disasters

  • The Spatial Dimension of Risk: How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes book cover

    The Spatial Dimension of Risk

    How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Detlef Muller-Mahn

    Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and…

    eBook – 2012-11-27
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Resilience and Urban Risk Management book cover

    Resilience and Urban Risk Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Damien Serre, Bruno Barroca, Richard Laganier

    Resilience and Urban Risk Management presents the latest progress made in designing resilient towns, and identifies leads to be explored for attaining the objective of systematically integrating risks into urban environments The aim of the book is to provide guidance in designing and planning…

    eBook – 2012-10-08
    CRC Press

  • Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction book cover

    Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Wisner, J.C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual,…

    eBook – 2012-03-29

  • Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11 book cover

    Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced…

    eBook – 2012-03-12
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Disaster Diplomacy: How Disasters Affect Peace and Conflict book cover

    Disaster Diplomacy

    How Disasters Affect Peace and Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Ilan Kelman

    When an earthquake hits a war zone or cyclone aid is flown in by an enemy, many ask: Can catastrophe bring peace? Disaster prevention and mitigation provide similar questions. Could setting up a flood warning system bring enemy countries together? Could a regional earthquake building code set the…

    eBook – 2011-08-31

  • Adaptation to Climate Change: From Resilience to Transformation book cover

    Adaptation to Climate Change

    From Resilience to Transformation, 1st Edition

    By Mark Pelling

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound…

    eBook – 2010-10-18

  • 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

  • Disaster and Development book cover

    Disaster and Development

    1st Edition

    By Andrew E. Collins

    Development to a large extent determines the way in which hazards impact on people. Meanwhile the occurrence of disasters alters the scope of development. Whilst a notion of the association of disaster and development is as old as development studies itself, recent decades have produced an…

    eBook – 2009-09-10
    Routledge Perspectives on Development

  • Rebuilding After Disasters: From Emergency to Sustainability book cover

    Rebuilding After Disasters

    From Emergency to Sustainability, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gonzalo Lizarralde, Cassidy Johnson, Colin Davidson

    Disasters are not natural. Natural events such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, etc. become disasters because of the fragile relations that exist between the natural, human and built environments. Sadly, major disasters will always occur in towns and cities in the developing world where…

    eBook – 2009-09-10

  • The Transformation of UN Conflict Management: Producing images of genocide from Rwanda to Darfur and beyond book cover

    The Transformation of UN Conflict Management

    Producing images of genocide from Rwanda to Darfur and beyond, 1st Edition

    By Touko Piiparinen

    The world has vowed "Never again" in memory of the 800,000 Rwandans and other groups slaughtered by génocidaires. Yet, ever since the Holocaust, the international community has repeatedly betrayed its pledge, most notably in 1994 with regard to the Rwandan Tutsi, and again ten years later in Darfur…

    eBook – 2009-09-10
    Routledge Research on International Organisations

  • Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster book cover

    Environmental Hazards

    Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, 5th Edition

    By Keith Smith

    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…

    eBook – 2009-01-13

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