Geography: Hazards & Disasters

  • Regaining Security: A Guide to the Costs of Disposing of Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium book cover

    Regaining Security

    A Guide to the Costs of Disposing of Plutonium and Highly Enriched Uranium, 1st Edition

    By William J. Weida

    First published in 1997, this volume observes that of all the materials, systems and facilities that designed and operated nuclear weapons, the most readily available assets for reuse are often identified as the highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium from warheads. However, proliferation…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Humanitarianism and the Quantification of Human Needs: Minimal Humanity book cover

    Humanitarianism and the Quantification of Human Needs

    Minimal Humanity, 1st Edition

    By Joël Glasman

    This book provides the first historical inquiry into the quantification of needs in humanitarian assistance. Ultimately the book argues that we cannot understand the global humanitarian aid movement, if we do not understand how humanitarian agencies made human suffering commensurable across borders…

    Paperback – 2019-12-27 
    Routledge

  • Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management book cover

    Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kees Boersma, Chiara Fonio

    Big data, surveillance, crisis management. Three largely different and richly researched fields, however, the interplay amongst these three domains is rarely addressed. In this enlightening title, the link between these three fields is explored in a consequential order through a variety of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Slope Safety Preparedness for Impact of Climate Change book cover

    Slope Safety Preparedness for Impact of Climate Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ken Ho, Suzanne Lacasse, Luciano Picarelli

    Many countries are increasingly threatened by major landslide disasters and fatalities due to extreme weather events which have major implications for public safety and the sustainability of infrastructure and the built environment. A further increase in such a trend could come from climate…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    CRC Press

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    CRC Press

  • Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti: Disaster Industrial Complex book cover

    Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    Disaster Industrial Complex, 1st Edition

    By Juliana Svistova, Loretta Pyles

    Natural disasters have long been seen as naturally generated events, but as scientific, technological, and social knowledge of disasters has become more sophisticated, the part that people and systems play in disaster events has become more apparent. Production of Disaster and Recovery in…

    Paperback – 2019-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia: A Political Ecology of Vulnerability, Migration and Environmental Change book cover

    Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia

    A Political Ecology of Vulnerability, Migration and Environmental Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Middleton, Rebecca Elmhirst, Supang Chantavanich

    This book contributes to a better understanding of the relationship between migration, vulnerability, resilience and social justice associated with flooding across diverse environmental, social and policy contexts in Southeast Asia. It challenges simple analyses of flooding as a singular driver of…

    Paperback – 2019-07-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

  • Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments book cover

    Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments

    1st Edition

    Edited by Troy Sternberg

    Climate hazards are the world’s most widespread, deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Knowledge of climate hazard dynamics is critical since the impacts of climate change, population growth, development projects and migration affect both the impact and severity of disasters. Current global…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Climate Change, Vulnerability and Migration book cover

    Climate Change, Vulnerability and Migration

    1st Edition

    Edited by S. Irudaya Rajan, R. B. Bhagat

    This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as well as sea-level rise, desertification and declining crop productivity have shown higher…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge India

  • Disaster Law: Emerging Thresholds book cover

    Disaster Law

    Emerging Thresholds, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amita Singh

    This book looks at how legal frameworks can and do reduce risks arising out of disasters. The volume: analyses existing disaster laws and the challenges on the ground; brings together case studies from some of the most vulnerable regions; and proposes solutions to avert existing and possible…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge India

  • Australia's Foreign Aid Dilemma: Humanitarian aspirations confront democratic legitimacy book cover

    Australia's Foreign Aid Dilemma

    Humanitarian aspirations confront democratic legitimacy, 1st Edition

    By Jack Corbett

    The Australian aid program faces a fundamental dilemma: how, in the absence of deep popular support, should it generate the political legitimacy required to safeguard its budget and administering institution? Australia’s Foreign Aid Dilemma tells the story of the actors who have grappled with…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

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