Geography: Hazards & Disasters

  • Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises: Everyday Politics of Crisis Response book cover

    Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on International Organisations

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

    Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries

    New Analytical Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited 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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge

  • Beyond Shelter after Disaster: Practice, Process and Possibilities book cover

    Beyond Shelter after Disaster: Practice, Process and Possibilities

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jeni Burnell

    Providing shelter after a disaster is recognised as one of the most complex areas of humanitarian relief and recovery. Some aid agencies have stopped providing shelter altogether after bad experiences, while those that do quickly become engaged in challenges that go far beyond the provision of…

    Hardback – 2013-03-18
    Routledge

  • The Human Side of Disaster book cover

    The Human Side of Disaster

    2nd Edition

    By Thomas E. Drabek

    Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new…

    Hardback – 2013-03-01
    CRC Press

  • Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe book cover

    Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Enzo Pranzini, Allan Williams

    Europe has a long history of managing coastal erosion through a variety of protection strategies, from the defences of the Venice lagoons to coastal land reclamation in the Netherlands.  This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe and a comparative analysis of…

    Hardback – 2013-02-25
    Routledge

  • Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster book cover

    Environmental Hazards

    Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, 6th Edition

    By Keith Smith, Keith Smith

    The much expanded sixth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a fully up-to-date overview of all the extreme events that threaten people and what they value in the 21st century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to illustrate how natural and human systems…

    Paperback – 2013-01-04
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2012-10-08
    CRC Press

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2012-09-15
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Taiwan's Environmental Struggle: Toward a Green Silicon Island book cover

    Taiwan's Environmental Struggle

    Toward a Green Silicon Island, 1st Edition

    By Jack Williams, Ch’ang-yi David Chang

    Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia’s genuine ‘miracles’ of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Hurricane (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Hurricane (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Roger A Pielke

    First published in 1990, this book describes the nature of the hurricane, one of the world's most dangerous weather hazards. It examines the formation, development, movement, and impact of these tropical cyclones, and assess the ability of science to describe, forecast, and control them.…

    Paperback – 2012-05-09
    Routledge

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