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Forthcoming Natural Hazards & Risk Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Don't Worry (It's Safe to Eat)

    The True Story of GM Food, BSE and Foot and Mouth

    By Andrew Rowell

    An investigation of science, politics and our food production system, this text exposes the bogus science, political interference and flawed policies that threaten our food supply. The author tells the story of BSE, revealing how top scientists have been muzzled and how the epidemic continues. Then...

    To Be Published January 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Spatial Dimension of Risk

    How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Disaster Risk

    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    Especially in an era of rapid global environmental change, questions and issues about and around natural hazards and disasters are dizzying in their complexity—and urgency. Answering the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this fast-moving area, and its vast and...

    To Be Published April 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

    2. Environmental Toxicology

    Edited by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi

    Chemical substances, physical agents and built structures bear various types of hazard due to their immanent toxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic, reprotoxic and sensitizing character or being destructive for the immune and hormone system. The first step in managing the environment contaminated by...

    To Be Published April 23rd 2015 by CRC Press

  5. Animals as Biotechnology

    Ethics, Sustainability and Critical Animal Studies

    By Richard Twine

    In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Influenza and Public Health

    Learning from Past Pandemics

    Edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick, Susan Craddock

    Major influenza pandemics pose a constant threat. As evidenced by recent H5N1 avian flu and novel H1N1, influenza outbreaks can come in close succession, yet differ in their transmission and impact. With accelerated levels of commercial and population mobility, new forms of flu virus can also...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

    Edited by Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster

    Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Climate Change and Small Island States

    Power, Knowledge and the South Pacific

    By Jon Barnett, John Campbell

    Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable of all places to the effects of climate change, and they are a cause celebre of many involved in climate science, politics and the media. Yet while small island developing states are much talked about, the...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Anthropology and Risk

    By Asa Boholm

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organization studies and philosophy, Åsa Boholm’s writing addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. This book provides an account of how...

    To Be Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

    3. Site Assessment and Monitoring Tools

    Edited by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi

    Environmental assessment and monitoring is the starting point of environmental management and it integrates physicochemical, biological/ecological and toxicological assessment tools for contaminants and contaminated land. Evaluation and interpretation of the results are also key issues of the...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by CRC Press