E-books: Hazards & Disasters

  • Shear Behavior of Composite Soils book cover

    Shear Behavior of Composite Soils

    1st Edition

    Edited by Yanrong Li

    This book has the purpose of developing an understanding of the factors determining and influencing the shear behavior of soils, with emphasis on composite soils, as they are the most encountered materials in geological and geotechnical engineering in mountainous areas. This objective is reached by…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    CRC Press

  • Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds book cover

    Participatory Research in More-than-Human Worlds

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michelle Bastian, Owain Jones, Niamh Moore, Emma Roe

    Socio-environmental crises are currently transforming the conditions for life on this planet, from climate change, to resource depletion, biodiversity loss and long-term pollutants. The vast scale of these changes, affecting land, sea and air have prompted calls for the ‘ecologicalisation’ of…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Law and the Management of Disasters: The Challenge of Resilience book cover

    Law and the Management of Disasters

    The Challenge of Resilience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alexia Herwig, Marta Simoncini

    Disasters raise serious challenges for contemporary legal orders: they demand significant management, but usually amidst massive disruption to the normal functioning of state authority and society. When dealing with disasters, law has traditionally focused on contingency planning and recovery. More…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • The Institutionalisation of Disaster Risk Reduction: South Africa and Neoliberal Governmentality book cover

    The Institutionalisation of Disaster Risk Reduction

    South Africa and Neoliberal Governmentality, 1st Edition

    By Gideon van Riet

    The past three decades have seen a global shift in disaster management from an event driven response to a ‘could-be’ risk management approach. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) has become entrenched as a dominant paradigm within the field of disaster management. More than a decade after adopting DRR…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster book cover

    Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    The Fukushima disaster continues to appear in national newspapers when there is another leakage of radiation-contaminated water, evacuation designations are changed, or major compensation issues arise and so remains far from over. However, after five years, attention and research towards the…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Island Geographies: Essays and conversations book cover

    Island Geographies

    Essays and conversations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elaine Stratford

    Islands and their environs – aerial, terrestrial, aquatic – may be understood as intensifiers, their particular and distinctive geographies enabling concentrated study of many kinds of challenges and opportunities. This edited collection brings together several emerging and established…

    eBook – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Educating for Sustainability in Japan: Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster book cover

    Educating for Sustainability in Japan

    Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Singer, Tracey Gannon, Fumiko Noguchi, Yoko Mochizuki

    Educating for Sustainable Development (ESD) approaches are holistic and interdisciplinary, values-driven, participatory, multi-method, locally relevant and emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving. This book explains how ESD approaches work in the Japanese context; their effects on different…

    eBook – 2016-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Routledge Revivals: The Indian Earthquake (1935) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Indian Earthquake (1935)

    1st Edition

    By C.F. Andrews

    First published in 1935, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake, giving a background to the earthquake zone, describing the event itself and surveying the ensuing devastation. The author also looks at the government’s actions and the response of India’s other…

    eBook – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster: Power and Representation in Indonesia’s Mud Volcano book cover

    Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster

    Power and Representation in Indonesia’s Mud Volcano, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Drake

    Named after Lapindo Brantas, a gas exploration company that was drilling at the eruption site, the Lapindo mudflow initially burst in 2006 and continues to flow today, becoming the most expensive disaster in Indonesia’s history. Using this environmental incident in Indonesia as a case study, this…

    eBook – 2016-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • 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

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