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Natural Hazards

Author : Graham A. Tobin
ISBN : 1572300620
Genre : Science
File Size : 79. 88 MB
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Adopting an integrated approach to natural hazards that incorporates facets of both the physical and social sciences, this text examines how different societies have responded to such extremes of nature. The authors bring together the behavioural, political, psychological and economic approaches, leading to increased comprehension of a range of natural hazards, rather than a detailed analysis of particular events or hazard categories.

Natural Hazards

Author : David M. Chapman
ISBN : 0195508092
Genre : Emergency management
File Size : 70. 64 MB
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Bushfires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes are natural phenomena, inspiring both fear and dread when human life or property is affected. While a blizzard in Alaska may hardly be noticed, that same blizzard in Sydney, Australia, would create hovoc, bringing with it a sudden engery crisis as people attempted to keep warm in a city totally unused to such weather.

Natural Hazards And Disasters

Author : Donald Hyndman
ISBN : 9781305581692
Genre : Science
File Size : 45. 8 MB
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NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, 5e provides easy-to-understand coverage of the geological processes that underlie disasters, explores the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyzes strategies for mitigating these hazards’ physical and financial harm. From timely information on recent natural disasters in the United States and around the world to insights on earthquakes associated with fracking, this fascinating book provides the up-to-date information you need to analyze potential hazards and take the steps necessary to survive a natural disaster. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Risk And Uncertainty Assessment For Natural Hazards

Author : Jonathan Rougier
ISBN : 9781107006195
Genre : Science
File Size : 48. 29 MB
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A state-of-the-art overview of natural hazard risk assessment, for researchers and professionals in natural-hazard science, risk management and environmental science.

Natural Hazards In El Salvador

Author : William Ingersoll Rose
ISBN : 0813723752
Genre : Reference
File Size : 64. 64 MB
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Coping With Natural Hazards

Author : Khadg Singh Valdiya
ISBN : 8125027351
Genre : Cyclones
File Size : 48. 23 MB
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This book is a collection of twenty one papers presented during the symposium on Coping with Natural Hazards at University of Pune on 5 and 6 October 2001. This very successful symposium, organised by the National Academy of Sciences, outlined the strategies our country should adopt to be prepared to face hazards like earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, cyclones, droughts and desertification. It contains papers by pre-eminent scientists and leading lights like Professors M G K Menon, P K Das, D R Sikka and R K Bhandari and many others. Each paper has been critically reviewed by atleast two experts in their respective fields.

At Risk

Author : Piers Blaikie
ISBN : 9781134887071
Genre : Science
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Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments.

Cultures Of Disaster

Author : Greg Bankoff
ISBN : 0700717617
Genre : History
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Explores the relationship between environment and culture in the contemporary Philippines. The book will be of interest to those engaged in relief policy and administration in developing countries.

Geotechnique And Natural Hazards

Author : Vancouver Geotechnical Society (Vancouver, B.C.)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005154369
Genre : Nature
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Fractal Analysis For Natural Hazards

Author : Giuseppe Cello
ISBN : 1862392013
Genre : Science
File Size : 46. 27 MB
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In the Earth Sciences, the concept of fractals and scale invariance is well-recognized in many natural objects. However, the use of fractals for spatial and temporal analyses of natural hazards has been less used (and accepted) in the Earth Sciences. This book brings together twelve contributions that emphasize the role of fractal analyses in natural hazard research, including landslides, wildfires, floods, catastrophic rock fractures and earthquakes. A wide variety of spatial and temporal fractal-related approaches and techniques are applied to 'natural' data, experimental data, and computer simulations. These approaches include probabilistic hazard analysis, cellular-automata models, spatial analyses, temporal variability, prediction, and self-organizing behaviour. The main aims of this volume are to present current research on fractal analyses as applied to natural hazards, and to stimulate the curiosity of advanced Earth Science students and researchers in the use of fractals analyses for the better understanding of natural hazards.

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