Natural Hazards & Risk Products

  • Rebuilding Fukushima

    Edited by Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Risk Conundrums

    Solving Unsolvable Problems

    Edited by Roger E Kasperson

    Many books have been written over the past twenty five years on risk and hazards. However, the intent here is not just another good book on risk, summarizing the important progress over the past several decades. Rather, this is a book that confronts the difficult and seemingly unmanageable problems…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30 
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Geotechnical Slope Analysis, 2nd edition

    By Robin Chowdhury, Phil Flentje, Gautam Bhattacharya

    This reference book gives a complete overview of the developments in slope engineering over the last 35 years. Its multi-disciplinary, critical approach and the chapters devoted to seismic effects and probabilistic approaches and reliability analyses reflect the distinctive style of the original.…

    Hardback – 2017-01-15 
    CRC Press

  • Flood Hazard Mapping: Uncertainty and its Value in the Decision-making Process

    By Micah Mukungu Mukolwe

    Computers are increasingly used in the simulation of natural phenomena such as floods. However, these simulations are based on numerical approximations of equations formalizing our conceptual understanding of flood flows. Thus, model results are intrinsically subject to uncertainty and the use of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    CRC Press
    UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

  • Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

    3. Site Assessment and Monitoring Tools

    Edited by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi

    This is the third volume of the five-volume book series “Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management”. The book series deals with the following topics: • Environmental deterioration and pollution, management of environmental problems• Environmental toxicology – a tool for managing chemical…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    CRC Press

  • Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster

    Edited by Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    The Fukushima disaster continues to appear in national newspapers when there is another leakage of radiation-contaminated water, evacuation designations are changed, or major compensation issues arise and so remains far from over. However, after five years, attention and research towards the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Democratizing Technology

    Risk, Responsibility and the Regulation of Chemicals

    By Anne Chapman

    Democratizing Technology provides a much-needed fresh perspective on the regulation of chemicals, and an important contribution to green thinking about technology.Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP. This book is an excellent critique of the current risk-based approach to technology. By exploring the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing

    By K. S. Birdi

    Unique in focus, Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing examines the surface chemistry and phenomena in the hydrofracking process. Under great scrutiny as of late, the physico-chemical properties of hydrofracking are fully detailed and explained. Topics include the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-12
    CRC Press

  • Explaining Risk Analysis

    Protecting health and the environment

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Risk analysis is not a narrowly defined set of applications. Rather, it is widely used to assess and manage a plethora of hazards that threaten dire implications. However, too few people actually understand what risk analysis can help us accomplish and, even among experts, knowledge is often…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • 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 – 2016-07-06
    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
    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

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