Geography: Hazards & Disasters

  • 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 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

  • Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11 book cover

    Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced…

    Paperback – 2012-03-02
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins: Defining the Limits book cover

    Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins

    Defining the Limits, 1st Edition

    Edited by Myles J. Fisher, Simon E. Cook

    Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge. The findings from this book…

    Paperback – 2012-02-02
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction book cover

    Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Wisner, JC Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual,…

    Paperback – 2011-12-22

  • Future Climate Change book cover

    Future Climate Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Maslin, Samuel Randalls

    In recent years, future climate change has increasingly been recognized as one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century, challenging the very structure of our global society. No longer just an abstruse scientific concern, it prompts difficult choices for both individuals and…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13
    Critical Concepts in the Environment

  • Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives book cover

    Wildfire Policy

    Law and Economics Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dean Lueck, Karen M. Bradshaw

    During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28

  • Disaster Diplomacy: How Disasters Affect Peace and Conflict book cover

    Disaster Diplomacy

    How Disasters Affect Peace and Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Ilan Kelman

    When an earthquake hits a war zone or cyclone aid is flown in by an enemy, many ask: Can catastrophe bring peace? Disaster prevention and mitigation provide similar questions. Could setting up a flood warning system bring enemy countries together? Could a regional earthquake building code set the…

    Hardback – 2011-08-31

  • 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

  • Adaptation to Climate Change: From Resilience to Transformation book cover

    Adaptation to Climate Change

    From Resilience to Transformation, 1st Edition

    By Mark Pelling

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound…

    Paperback – 2010-10-15

  • Urban Flood Management book cover

    Urban Flood Management

    1st Edition

    By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

    Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than…

    Paperback – 2010-09-21
    CRC Press

  • Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails book cover

    Disrupted Cities

    When Infrastructure Fails, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Graham

    Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in…

    Paperback – 2009-09-25

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