Natural Hazards & Risk Products

  • Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

    3. Site Assessment and Monitoring Tools

    Edited by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi

    Environmental assessment and monitoring is the starting point of environmental management and it integrates physicochemical, biological/ecological and toxicological assessment tools for contaminants and contaminated land. Evaluation and interpretation of the results are also key issues of the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12 
    CRC Press

  • Rebuilding Fukushima

    Edited by Mistuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    To date, there have been few books that systematically address what is being done in Fukushima to secure and revive the livelihoods of those affected by the nuclear disaster. This book explores the challenges and prospects in recovery and rebuilding efforts in Fukushima, providing a greater…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

    Edited by Loraine McFadden

    Our coasts provide a home and livelihoods for millions of people; many of the world's biggest cities are along coastlines. Yet these precious areas face increasing threats from irresponsible development and the potential dangers of climate change. This volume explores the wide spectrum of coastal…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Environmental Hazards Series

  • Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies

    Anticipatory governance in practice

    By Evan S. Michelson

    A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up. Current approaches and institutions for effective technology assessment are ill suited and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Hazard Management and Emergency Planning

    Perspectives in Britain

    By Dennis Parker, John Handmer

    This book assesses critically the British approach to hazard management and emergency planning. It identifies the principal legal, organizational and cultural impediments to more effective hazard management and emergency planning, postulates explanations for the shortcomings in the British approach…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • Hydrology of Disasters

    Proceedings of the World Meteorological Organization Technical Conference Held in Geneva, November 1988

    By Dr O Starosolszky, O M Melder

    This timely book reviews the hydrological aspects of different types of disaster and considers measures required to protect people and property against such events as well as disaster prediction, forecasting and monitoring. Its publications coincide with the start of the United Nations Decade for…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • The Radiation Legacy of the Soviet Nuclear Complex

    An Analytical Overview

    By Nikolai N. Egorov, Vladimir M. Novikov, Frank L. Parker, Victor K. Popov

    A study of the legacy of nuclear contamination in the Soviet Union. It gives the location and characteristics of the accumulated radioactive material and wastes by each sector, from ore and mining to use and disposal. It describes types of storage, capacity and utilization, age and location. It…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • Disasters and Social Resilience

    A bioecological approach

    By Helen J. Boon, Alison Cottrell, David King

    The interconnectedness of communities, organisations, governing bodies, policy and individuals in the field of disaster studies has never been accurately examined or comprehensively modelled. This kind of study is vital for planning policy and emergency responses and assessing individual and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Ecological Resilience

    Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Kimberly Etingoff

    This book presents the latest research on resilience strategies around the world. Research such as this is necessary to create new ideas and to evaluate established ones in an effort to make communities more adaptable and to increase people's survival and quality of life while living with the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06
    Apple Academic Press

  • Facility Siting

    Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

    Edited by Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and citizens. This penetrating volume examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • One Health

    Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa

    Edited by Kevin Bardosh

    Zoonotic diseases – pathogens transmitted from animals to people – offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Uncertainty in Policy Making

    Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions

    By Michael Heazle

    Uncertainty in Policy Making explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

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