Natural Hazards & Risk Products

  • 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 
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • 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 – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • 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 – 2016-02-25 
    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 – 2016-01-31 
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • 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 – 2016-01-30 
    Apple Academic Press

  • 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 – 2016-01-15 
    CRC Press

  • Toward Resilient Communities

    Examining the Impacts of Local Governments in Disasters

    By Christopher L. Atkinson

    In June 2011, the city of Minot, North Dakota sustained the greatest flood in its history. Rather than buckling under the immense weight of the flood on a personal and community level, government, civic groups, and citizens began to immediately assess and address the event’s impacts. Why did the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy

    How to reduce the threat of dangerous climate change by embracing uncertainty and failure

    By Robert Chris

    Even by the scientists most closely associated with it, geoengineering – the deliberate intervention in the climate at global scale to mitigate the effects of climate change – is perceived to be risky. For all its potential benefits, there are robust differences of opinion over the wisdom of such…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Real-Time Environmental Monitoring

    Sensors and Systems

    By Miguel F. Acevedo

    The natural environment is complex and changes continuously at varying paces. Many, like the weather, we notice from day to day. However, patterns and rhythms examined over time give us the bigger picture. These weather statistics become climate and help us build an understanding of the patterns of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    CRC Press

  • Trade, Health and the Environment

    The European Union Put to the Test

    By Marjolein van Asselt, Michelle Everson, Ellen Vos

    The trade conflicts that the EU has faced within the EU or WTO context demonstrate that the question of how to balance trade and other societal values in situations of uncertainty has not been solved by the regulatory model evolved by the EU in the aftermath of the BSE crisis – one which privileges…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Risk Analysis

    Probability Distribution Calculations

    By Louis Theodore

    A Training Tool for the Environmental Risk Professional Environmental Risk Analysis: Probability Distribution Calculations defines the role that probability distributions play in risk analysis, and gives direction on how to measure and compare the magnitude of risk more efficiently. Designed for…

    Hardback – 2015-09-25
    CRC Press

  • Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25

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