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Recently Published

Recovering from Catastrophic Disaster in Asia by William L. Waugh Recovering from Catastrophic Disaster in Asia

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management provides a series of cross-disciplinary approaches and methods which are exemplified by case studies from different parts of the world. Volume 18 looks at how cities and countries recover from catastrophic disasters with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Adaptation to Coastal Storms in Atlantic Canada by Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante Adaptation to Coastal Storms in Atlantic Canada
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This brief is based on an analysis that was performed on the 2010 winter storms that caused considerable damage to coastal communities in Atlantic Canada. The hazards that occurred were associated with storm surge, high waves, coastal erosion, and flooding....
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

Climate, Environmental Hazards and Migration in Bangladesh by Max Martin Climate, Environmental Hazards and Migration in Bangladesh

The apocalyptic visions of climate change that are projected in the media often involve extreme weather events, disasters and mass migration of poor people. This book takes a critical look at this notion, drawing on research in Bangladesh; a country...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Asia-Pacific Security Challenges Managing Black Swans and Persistent Threats by Anthony J. Masys Asia-Pacific Security Challenges Managing Black Swans and Persistent Threats

This edited book examines the contemporary regional security concerns in the Asia-Pacific recognizing the `Butterfly effect', the concept that small causes can have large effects: `the flap of a butterfly's wings can cause a typhoon halfway around the world'. For...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Adaptive Governance of Disaster Drought and Flood in Rural Areas by Margot Hurlbert Adaptive Governance of Disaster Drought and Flood in Rural Areas

This book provides a comparative analysis of policy instruments designed to respond to climate change, drought and floods in connection with agricultural producers and their communities in four case study areas: Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada; Coquimbo, Chile; and Mendoza, Argentina....
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India by T. G. Sitharam Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India

The primary goals of this brief are to invoke alertness and solidarity among the public in earthquake prone areas of India, and to empower the community to prepare themselves to face and manage the aftermath of an earthquake. The work...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration Insights and Assessment after 5 Years by Vicente Santiago-Fandino The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration Insights and Assessment after 5 Years

This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami - a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

Flood Damage Survey and Assessment New Insights from Research and Practice by Daniela Molinari Flood Damage Survey and Assessment New Insights from Research and Practice

Several scholars across the globe identified the present lack of high quality damage data as the main constraint to efficient risk mitigation. The need for a systematic collection of damage data in the aftermath of flood events come into light,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

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Developments in Earthquake Geotechnics by Susumu Iai Developments in Earthquake Geotechnics

This book provides a timely review and summary of the recent advances in state-of-the-art earthquake geotechnics. The earthquake disasters in Japan and New Zealand in 2011 prompted the urgent need for the state-of-the-art earthquake geotechnics to be put into practice...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Avoidable Deaths A Systems Failure Approach in Disaster Risk Management by Nibedita Ray-Bennett Avoidable Deaths A Systems Failure Approach in Disaster Risk Management

This book addresses one of the most fundamental questions of the 21st century: why deaths continue to occur in natural disasters despite the tremendous advancements in disaster management science and weather forecasting systems, increased sophistication of human-built environments and ongoing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters by Jean (Marine Science Program and Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA) Ellis Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society by Andrew E. (Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom) Collins Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society
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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,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters by Paolo Paron Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major atmospheric disasters that have had and continue to have major implications for many of the world's people, such as floods and droughts. . This volume takes a geoscientific approach...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters by Wilfried Haeberli, Colin A. Whiteman Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Volcanic Unrest From Science to Society by Joachim Gottsmann Volcanic Unrest From Science to Society

This open-access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:1. The global significance of volcanic unrest<2. Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Observing the Volcano World Volcano Crisis Communication by Carina Fearnley Observing the Volcano World Volcano Crisis Communication

This book provides a comprehensive overview of volcanic crisis research, the goal being to establish ways of successfully applying volcanology in practice and to identify areas that need to be addressed for future progress. It shows how volcano crises are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

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Earthquake-Induced Landslides Initiation and run-out analysis by considering vertical seismic loading, tension failure and the trampoline effect by Yingbin Zhang Earthquake-Induced Landslides Initiation and run-out analysis by considering vertical seismic loading, tension failure and the trampoline effect

This book sheds new light on improved methods for the study of the initiation and run-out of earthquake-induced landslides. It includes an initiation study method that considers tension-shear failure mechanism; an improved, rigorous, dynamic sliding-block method based on dynamic critical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Disaster Risk Management in the Republic of Korea by Yong-Kyun Kim, Hong-Gyoo Sohn Disaster Risk Management in the Republic of Korea
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This book scrutinizes the entire disaster trajectory history in the Republic of Korea: evolution, cross-over, and interconnection among natural, technological, and social disasters. Also examined is the government's dynamic reaction for effective disaster responses in the wake of major disasters,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Quakeland: Preparing For America's Next Devastating Earthquake by Kathryn Miles Quakeland: Preparing For America's Next Devastating Earthquake


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Five Years After - Reassessing Japan`s Responses to the Earthquake, Tsunami, and the Nuclear Disaster by Keiichi Tsunekawa Five Years After - Reassessing Japan`s Responses to the Earthquake, Tsunami, and the Nuclear Disaster

?Five years after the Triple Disaster--the earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant--the national government's response is often criticized. However, despite the magnitude of the disaster, the recovery and reconstruction have been rapid. If it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Megafire The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame by Michael Kodas Megafire The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides Volume 2 Advances in Landslide Science by Matjaz Mikos Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides Volume 2 Advances in Landslide Science

This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management by Christian N. Madu Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management

Climate change is increasingly of great concern to the world community. The earth has witnessed the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, changes in biodiversity, and more occurrences of natural disasters. Recently, scientists have begun to shift their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/06/2017

Hurricane Agnes in the Wyoming Valley by Bryan Glahn Hurricane Agnes in the Wyoming Valley

Although history records the hurricane that struck northeastern Pennsylvania in June 1972 as &quote;Agnes,&quote; residents of the Wyoming Valley affected by the storm and the resulting damage simply refer to it as &quote;the flood.&quote; As the Susquehanna River rose to...
Format: eBook - Released: 12/06/2017

Hurricane Monitoring With Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar by Xiaofeng Li Hurricane Monitoring With Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar

This book discusses in detail the science and morphology of powerful hurricane detection systems. It broadly addresses new approaches to monitoring hazards using freely available images from the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Sentinel-1 SAR satellite and benchmarks a new interdisciplinary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/05/2017

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