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 ...

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Tim Davies,Nick Rosser
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-17
  • Total pages : 696
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters 2nd edition makes a broad but detailed examination of major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, and provides knowledge to form the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness and reduction of the impacts of landslides on society. The frequency and intensity ...

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 ...

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-13
  • Total pages : 812
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly ...

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Ramesh Sivanpillai,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major disasters of the biosphere that have significant implications for many of the world's people: plagues and pandemics, wildfires, non-native species, deforestation, desertification, and locusts. This fascinating volume from Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters Series takes a geoscientific approach ...

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 ...

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards

Geomorphology and Natural Hazards
  • Author : Timothy R. Davies,Oliver Korup,John J. Clague
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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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: ...

Disasters and Society

Disasters and Society
  • Author : Dörthe Malzahn,Tina Plapp
  • Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : The damage caused by disasters and their impact on societies have increased over the past decades. Extreme events cannot always be prevented. However, we can minimize the amount of damage which they inflict upon society. Vulnerability and disaster impact on society are influenced by many factors. It is therefore necessary ...

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk  and Disasters
  • Author : Max Wyss,John F. Shroder
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-10
  • 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 ...

At Risk

At Risk
  • Author : Benjamin Wisner
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 471
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : The new edition of At Risk confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters since it was first published and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed....

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 ...

Hazards Analysis

Hazards Analysis
  • Author : John C. Pine
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-10
  • Total pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences. Following in the tradition of the successful first edition, Hazards Analysis: Reducing ...

Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards
  • Author : Keith Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-16
  • Total pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : The much expanded sixth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a fully up-to-date overview of all the extreme events that threaten people and what they value in the 21st century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to illustrate how natural and human systems interact to place communities ...

Biological and Environmental Hazards Risks and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
  • Author : Ramesh Sivanpillai
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Total pages : 492
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth’s biosphere. Many of these are caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes that have important implications for humans. This volume, from Elsevier’...

Governance of Risk Hazards and Disasters

Governance of Risk  Hazards and Disasters
  • Author : Giuseppe Forino,Sara Bonati,Lina Maria Calandra
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-01-29
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0123964741
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Summary : Growing debates around governance are taking place among academic, policy-making, and practice-based communities. In light of the increasing focus on governance, this book presents and discusses governance as a framework that is able to both conceptualize and contextualize risks and disasters as currently experienced and managed into social systems. Contributions ...