E-books: Hazards & Disasters

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans book cover

    Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon

    Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a…

    eBook – 2015-03-24

  • Crisis, Disaster and Risk: Institutional Response and Emergence: Institutional Response and Emergence book cover

    Crisis, Disaster and Risk: Institutional Response and Emergence

    Institutional Response and Emergence, 1st Edition

    By Kyle Farmbry

    This book explores the interactions of theories of risk with natural disasters, health crises, and crises in the areas of science and technology. Using organizational frameworks developed exclusively by the author, it provides a series of best practices and lessons related to each of the emergency…

    eBook – 2015-01-28

  • 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

  • Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries: New Analytical Approaches book cover

    Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries

    New Analytical Approaches, 1st Edition

    By Wim Naude, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, Mark McGillivray

    In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty. New approaches in development economics have in recent years started from the premise…

    eBook – 2014-10-29

  • Towards Disaster Risk Reduction: A Policy-Focused Approach to Natural Hazards and Disasters book cover

    Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

    A Policy-Focused Approach to Natural Hazards and Disasters, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason K. Levy, Chennat Gopalakrishnan

    This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction. This book not only provides key insights into the field of…

    eBook – 2014-10-29

  • Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand: Socio-cultural responses book cover

    Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand

    Socio-cultural responses, 1st Edition

    By Monica Lindberg Falk

    Of all the huge natural disasters that claimed the lives of thousands in Asia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the largest, estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people. The scope of damage brought about by this natural disaster urges focus on recovery and post-disaster reconstruction…

    eBook – 2014-09-19
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Disaster Law book cover

    Disaster Law

    1st Edition

    By Kristian Cedervall Lauta

    Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas. Rather than being understood as exclusively acts of God and Nature, natural disasters are increasingly analysed as social vulnerability exposed by natural hazards. A disaster following an earthquake is no longer seen…

    eBook – 2014-09-15

  • Geotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events book cover

    Geotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events

    1st Edition

    Edited by Susumu Iai

    Geotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events presents the keynote lectures (book, 264 pages) and keynote lectures and general papers (CD-ROM, 608 pages) presented at the Fourth International ISSMGEConference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation (4th GEDMAR, Kyoto,…

    eBook – 2014-08-21
    CRC Press

  • Learning and Calamities: Practices, Interpretations, Patterns book cover

    Learning and Calamities

    Practices, Interpretations, Patterns, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Martin Voss

    It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mitigation, will be…

    eBook – 2014-08-13
    Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

  • Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience book cover

    Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience, 1st Edition

    By Michael R Greenberg

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored…

    eBook – 2014-07-11
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Human Security and Japan's Triple Disaster: Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis book cover

    Human Security and Japan's Triple Disaster

    Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Bacon, Christopher Hobson

    Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that…

    eBook – 2014-06-27
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People: Themes and Case Studies book cover

    Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People

    Themes and Case Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc J. Cohen, Melinda Smale

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence…

    eBook – 2014-06-11
    Development in Practice Books

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