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  1. The Ethics of Technological Risk

    Edited by Lotte Asveld, Sabine Roeser

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    'A comprehensive and important collection that includes essays by some of the leading figures in the field. ...Essential reading for anyone interested in risk assessment.' Professor Kristin Shrader-Frechette, University of Notre Dame 'The editors are to be congratulated for bringing together a...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Web of Prevention

    Biological Weapons, Life Sciences and the Governance of Research

    Edited by Brian Rappert, Caitriona McLeish

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Web of Prevention provides a timely contribution to the current debate about life science research and its implications for security. It is an informative guide for both experts and the public. It is a forward-looking contribution covering both ends of the equation and creates momentum for the...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Disaster Resiliency

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, Fernando I. Rivera

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Hazards Analysis

    Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

    By John C. Pine

    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...

    Published September 10th 2014 by CRC Press

  5. 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...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Governing Technology for Sustainability

    By Joseph Murphy

    In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Unnatural Selection

    The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

    Edited by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

    1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management

    Edited by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes, Eva Fenyvesi

    This is the first volume of the five-volume book series “Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management”, dealing with the following topics:• types and management of environmental deterioration, particularly pollution;• environmental toxicology as a versatile tool in monitoring and risk...

    Published August 8th 2014 by CRC Press

  9. Delivering Integrated Flood Risk Management

    Governance for Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation - UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

    By Sebastiaan van Herk

    The frequency and consequences of extreme flood events have increased rapidly worldwide in recent decades and climate change and economic growth are likely to exacerbate this trend. Flood protection measures alone cannot accommodate the future frequencies and impacts of flooding. Integrated flood...

    Published May 14th 2014 by CRC Press

  10. Delivering Change

    Towards Fit-for-Purpose Governance of Adaptation to Flooding and Drought, UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

    By Jeroen Rijke

    This book addresses pressing challenges of policy makers, planners and project managers in the water sector to successfully implement adaptation action. Taking into account both strategic planning and implementation of adaptation projects, it provides principles and attributes that contribute to...

    Published May 14th 2014 by CRC Press