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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

 
 
 
 
Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster
Author: Keith Smith
ISBN 13: 9780415428651
ISBN 10: 415428653
Edition: 5
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-03-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $82.95
 
 

Environmental Hazards covers all major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin, which directly threaten human life on a community scale.
This substantially revised and expanded 2nd edition includes important new global case studies and new sections on risk management and epidemics, disaster trends and Third World vulnerability, remote sensing, mass movements and droughts. Drawing from the most recent research, this edition offers an important new contribution in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and an essential text for students.

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Covers all major rapid-onset events (natural, human, or technological in origin) which directly threaten human life on a community scale. Combining insights from both the natural and social sciences, presents a broad overview followed by a systematic analysis of specific hazards. The new edition includes new global case studies and fresh material on risk management, epidemics, disaster trends, Third World vulnerability, remote sensing, mass movements, and droughts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)