Natural Hazards

Written By David Chapman
Natural Hazards
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 03 August 1994
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 174 pages
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Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters
  • Author : David C. Alexander
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1993-07-29
  • Total pages : 632
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Summary : As a well balanced and fully illustrated introductory text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, technological and social components of natural disaster. The main disaster-producing agents are reviewed systematically in terms of geophysical processes and effects, monitoring, mitigation and warning. The relationship between disasters and society is ...

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : David Chapman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 174
  • ISBN :
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Summary : In the twentieth century, the disastrous effects of natural hazards have increased, reflecting the substantial growth in world population, the vulnerability of marginal groups, and the mismanagement of the environment. This book provides potential answers to the questions concerning natural disaster preparedness and management. It develops a conceptual model for ...

Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards
  • Author : Katarína Strelcová,Csaba Matyas,Axel Kleidon,Milan Lapin,František Matejka,Miroslav Blazenec,Jaroslav Škvarenina,Jan Holecy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-11-30
  • Total pages : 298
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Summary : Anthropogenic influences to the earth's system, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and lithosphere, represent a serious challenge to our planet's ecosystems and natural environments. Bioclimatology, hydrology, bio-hydrology and eco-physiology are important scientific research areas with wide application to environmental protection, forestry, agriculture and water management, and protection against natural ...

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • Total pages : 496
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Summary : The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until ...

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : Edward A. Keller,Duane E. DeVecchio
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • Total pages : 574
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil ...

Disaster by Choice

Disaster by Choice
  • Author : Ilan Kelman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 192
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Summary : We speak of earthquakes, floods, and wildfires as 'natural disasters'. In this provocative book, Ilan Kelman argues that the true disaster is not caused by natural phenomena, but by human choices which leave people unprepared and at terrible risk. He explores how we can and should act to stop people ...

Natural Hazards and Disasters

Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • Author : Donald Hyndman,David Hyndman
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2013-06-25
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Cengage Learning's Natural Hazards and Disasters brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory earth science courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital Natural Hazards and Disasters alternative, it's never been easier to ...

Natural Hazards and Disaster Management

Natural Hazards and Disaster Management
  • Author : R. B. Singh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN :
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Summary : "Disaster management is a multidisciplinary area, covering a wide range of issues such as monitoring, forecasting, evacuation, search and rescue, relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation. It also requires multi-sectoral governance as scientists, planners, volunteers and communities all have important roles to play. These roles and activities span the pre-, during and ...

Natural Hazards in Australasia

Natural Hazards in Australasia
  • Author : James Goff
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-29
  • Total pages : 350
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Summary : A textbook designed for students taking a course in Natural Hazards with an Australasian focus and context. Full colour and richly supported by photographs, illustrations and maps....

International Perspectives on Natural Disasters Occurrence Mitigation and Consequences

International Perspectives on Natural Disasters  Occurrence  Mitigation  and Consequences
  • Author : Joseph P. Stoltman,John Lidstone,Lisa M. DeChano
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-03-01
  • Total pages : 480
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Summary : Reports of natural disasters fill the media with regularity. Places in the world are affected by natural disaster events every day. Such events include earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, wildfires – the list could go on for considerable length. In the 1990s there was a concentrated focus on natural disaster information and mitigation ...

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards
  • Author : Timothy R. Davies,Oliver Korup,John J. Clague
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-04-05
  • Total pages : 576
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Summary : Natural disasters are occasional intense events that disturb Earth's surface, but their impact can be felt long after. Hazard events such as earthquakes, volcanos, drought, and storms can trigger a catastrophic reshaping of the landscape through the erosion, transport, and deposition of different kinds of materials. Geomorphology and Natural Hazards: ...

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards
  • Author : Timothy R. Davies,Oliver Korup,John J. Clague
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-04-19
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Natural disasters are occasional intense events that disturb Earth's surface, but their impact can be felt long after. Hazard events such as earthquakes, volcanos, drought, and storms can trigger a catastrophic reshaping of the landscape through the erosion, transport, and deposition of different kinds of materials. Geomorphology and Natural Hazards: ...

Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America

Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America
  • Author : Edgardo Latrubesse
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-09-10
  • Total pages : 550
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Summary : The main objective of the book is to offer a vision of the dynamics of the main disasters in South America, describing their mechanisms and consequences on South American societies. The chapters are written by selected specialists of each country. Human-induced disasters are also included, such as desertification in Patagonia ...

Natural Hazards Risk and Vulnerability

Natural Hazards  Risk and Vulnerability
  • Author : Roanne van Voorst
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-05
  • Total pages : 162
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Different people handle risk in different ways. The current lack of understanding about this heterogeneity in risk behaviour makes it difficult to intervene effectively in risk-prone communities. Natural Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability offers a unique insight in the everyday life of a group of riverbank settlers in Jakarta - one ...

Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean World

Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean World
  • Author : Greg Bankoff,Joseph Christensen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-09
  • Total pages : 318
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Summary : This book examines the dangers and the patterns of adaptation that emerge through exposure to risk on a daily basis. By addressing the influence of environmental factors in Indian Ocean World history, the collection reaches across the boundaries of the natural and social sciences, presenting case-studies that deal with a ...