Geography: Hazards & Disasters

  • Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia: Disasters, climate change and resilience in the built environment book cover

    Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia

    Disasters, climate change and resilience in the built environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Sanderson, Laura Bruce

    This book presents practical approaches for tackling the threats from climate change and disasters to urban growth in Pacific island countries and Asian nations. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners, Urbanisation at Risk presents research and case studies from island…

    Paperback – 2020-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies book cover

    Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management

    Concepts, Theories and Case Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claire Connolly Knox, Brittany "Brie" Haupt

    Disasters are complex and dynamic events that test emergency and crisis professionals and leaders – even the most ethical ones. Within all phases of emergency management, disasters highlight social vulnerabilities that require culturally competent practices. The lack of culturally respectable…

    Paperback – 2020-04-16 
    Routledge

  • Collaborative Crisis Management: Inter-Organizational Approaches to Extreme Events book cover

    Collaborative Crisis Management

    Inter-Organizational Approaches to Extreme Events, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fredrik Bynander, Daniel Nohrstedt

    Public organizations are increasingly expected to cope with crisis under the same resource constraints and mandates that make up their normal routines, reinforced only through collaboration. Collaborative Crisis Management introduces readers to how collaboration shapes societies’ capacity to plan…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Emergency Management: The American Experience book cover

    Emergency Management

    The American Experience, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Claire B. Rubin

    The spate of disaster events ranging from major to catastrophic that have occurred in recent years raises a lot of questions about where and why they happened. Understanding the history of emergency management policies and practice is important to an understanding of current and future policies and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-02
    Routledge

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

    Natural Hazards

    Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, 5th Edition

    By Edward A. Keller, Duane E. DeVecchio

    The new revised fifth edition of Natural Hazards remains the go-to 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 principles of geology,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01
    Routledge

  • Unravelling Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment book cover

    Unravelling Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    By Emilio Jose Garcia, Brenda Vale

    In this timely book, Emilio Jose Garcia and Brenda Vale explore what sustainability and resilience might mean when applied to the built environment. Conceived as a primer for students and professionals, it defines what the terms sustainability and resilience mean and how they are related to each…

    Paperback – 2017-03-24
    Routledge

  • Urban Disaster Resilience: New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment book cover

    Urban Disaster Resilience

    New Dimensions from International Practice in the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jerold S. Kayden, Julia Leis

    Accelerating urbanization worldwide means more urban-centered disasters. Floods, earthquakes, storms and conflicts affecting densely populated areas produce significant losses in lives, livelihoods and the built environment, especially in comparison to rural areas. Poor urban dwellers, almost…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11
    Routledge

  • Displaced by Disaster: Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World book cover

    Displaced by Disaster

    Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World, 1st Edition

    By Ann-Margaret Esnard, Alka Sapat

    Displacement has traditionally been conceptualized as a phenomenon that results from conflict or other disruptions in developing or unstable countries. Hurricane Katrina shattered this notion and highlighted the various dilemmas of population displacement in the United States. The dilemmas stem…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge
    Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2012-08-28
    Routledge

  • Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, Books a la Carte Edition book cover

    Natural Hazards

    Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, Books a la Carte Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Edward A. Keller, Duane E. DeVecchio

    Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material. The Third Edition provides a new active learning…

    LLF – 2011-01-24
    Routledge

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