Series: Routledge Physical Environment Series. It is a very clear book, and it has many ilustrations to show the natural hazards in "action". Useful as a reference book for applied Geology.
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Environmental Hazards has become the indispensable text for hazards students and scholars. The common structure adopted for the chapters in Part II enables useful comparisons between hazard types and the varied risks and adaptation opportunities they present. This is a detailed and thorough treatment of the complex approaches to and challenges of hazard management. Dr Maureen Fordham, Enterprise Fellow Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, University of Northumbria, UK.
Part I of this established textbook defines basic concepts of hazard, risk, vulnerability and disaster. Critical attention is given to the evolution of theory, to the scale of disaster impact and to the various strategies that have been developed to minimise the impact of damaging events.
Part One of this established textbook defines basic concepts of hazard, risk, vulnerability and disaster. Attention is given to the evolution of theory, to the scales and patterns of disaster impact and to the optimum management strategies needed to minimize the future impact of damaging events.
Tropical cyclones (TCs) are frequently associated with disasters given the adverse impacts that the related intense winds, storm surges, and heavy rainfall have on vulnerable regions ( Smith et a. 2009). In some places though, TCs have a positive effect in terms of becoming the primary source of water to refill dams and other surface water reservoirs (Aguilar- Benitez, 2011).
Environmental Hazards by Prof. Environmental Hazards : Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster.
Keith Smith is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Science and former Dean of Natural Sciences at the University of Stirling. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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London ; New York : Routledge. inlibrary; printdisabled; trent university;. xxiii, 389 . p. of plates : 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 356-376) and indexes. 2000 08 14. Bookplateleaf.