Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society

Written By Andrew E. Collins
Hazards  Risks  and Disasters in Society
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 November 2014
  • ISBN : 0123964741
  • Pages : 424 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society written by Andrew E. Collins which was release on 21 November 2014, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to what are largely human induced risks of environmental, social and economic degradation. This book outlines why it is important to explore in more depth the relationships between environmental hazards, risk and disasters in society. It presents challenges presented by mainstream and non-mainstream approaches to the human side of disaster studies. By hazard categories this book includes critical processes and outcomes that significantly disrupt human wellbeing over brief or long time-frames. Whilst hazards, risks and disasters impact society, individuals, groups, institutions and organisations offset the effects by becoming strong, healthy, resilient, caring and creative. Innovations can arise from social organisation in times of crisis. This volume includes much of use to practitioners and policy makers needing to address both prevention and response activities. Notably, as people better engage prevalent hazards and risks they exercise a process that has become known as disaster risk reduction (DRR). In a context of climatic risks this is also indicative of climate change adaptation (CCA). Ultimately it represents the quest for development of sustainable environmental and societal futures. Throughout the book cases studies are derived from the world of hazards risks and disasters in society. Includes sections on prevention of and response to hazards, risks and disasters Provides case studies of prominent societal challenges of hazards, risks and disasters Innovative approaches to dealing with disaster drawing from multiple disciplines and sectors

Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society

Hazards  Risks  and Disasters in Society
  • Author : Andrew E. Collins,Jones Samantha,Bernard Manyena,Janaka Jayawickrama
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-11-21
  • Total pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to ...

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk and Disasters
  • Author : Max Wyss
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-16
  • Total pages : 606
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for ...

Coastal and Marine Hazards Risks and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-11
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, ...

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies,Nick Rosser
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-11-15
  • Total pages : 870
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition examines the major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, also providing knowledge that forms the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and reduction of landslide impact. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over ...

Cultures of Disaster

Cultures of Disaster
  • Author : Greg Bankoff
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation ...

Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Ben Wisner,J.C. Gaillard,Ilan Kelman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • Total pages : 912
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical knowledge ...

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-21
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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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 ...

Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards
  • Author : Keith Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 478
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to demonstrate how natural and human systems interact to place communities of ...

Disaster and Society

Disaster and Society
  • Author : José da Cruz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Download or read online Disaster and Society written by José da Cruz, published by which was released on 1993. Get Disaster and Society Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

On Risk and Disaster

On Risk and Disaster
  • Author : Ronald J. Daniels,Donald F. Kettl,Howard Kunreuther
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-07
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Named one of Planetizen's Top 10 Books of 2006 Hurricane Katrina not only devastated a large area of the nation's Gulf coast, it also raised fundamental questions about ways the nation can, and should, deal with the inevitable problems of economic risk and social responsibility. This volume gathers leading experts to examine ...

Building safer cities

Building safer cities
  • Author : Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold,Anne Carlin
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 324
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Download or read online Building safer cities written by Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold,Anne Carlin, published by World Bank Publications which was released on 2003. Get Building safer cities Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
  • Author : Muneta Yokomatsu,Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-02
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : This book provides insight on how disaster risk management can increase the resilience of society to various natural hazards. The multi-dimensionality of resilience and the various different perspectives in regards to disaster risk reduction are taken explicitly into account by providing studies and approaches on different scales and ranging from ...

Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction

Civil Society Organization and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Author : Rajib Shaw,Takako Izumi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-04-10
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Civil society organizations (CSOs) have played important roles over the years in the disaster field. Starting from the traditional approach of response and relief, the emphasis has gradually shifted to disaster risk reduction. From international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to national and local NGOs, all stakeholders have recognized the significance of ...

Extreme Natural Hazards Disaster Risks and Societal Implications

Extreme Natural Hazards  Disaster Risks and Societal Implications
  • Author : Alik Ismail-Zadeh,Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi,Andrzej Kijko,Kuniyoshi Takeuchi,Ilya Zaliapin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-17
  • Total pages : 413
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : A unique interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk research, including global hazards and case-studies, for researchers, graduate students and professionals....

Regions of Risk

Regions of Risk
  • Author : Kenneth Hewitt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Total pages : 410
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : An introduction to hazards, human vulnerability and disaster, paying particular attention to the more severe or novel risks and disaster that affect the general public. The book is split into two parts, the first of which gives an overview of the field of risk and disaster in terms of three ...