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  1. Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions

    Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition

    By John Handmer, Stephen Dovers

    Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of...

    Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Ecological Biomarkers

    Indicators of Ecotoxicological Effects

    Edited by Claude Amiard-Triquet, Jean-Claude Amiard, Philip S. Rainbow

    With contributions from experts in the field, this book presents a synthesis of the state of the art in the methodology of biomarkers and its contribution to ecological risk assessment. The text explores the latest knowledge and thinking on this very important approach for the assessment of...

    Published November 25th 2012 by CRC Press

  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 November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Nanotechnology

    Health and Environmental Risks, Second Edition

    By Jo Anne Shatkin

    Series: Perspectives in Nanotechnology

    Should you adopt nanotechnology? If you have already adopted it, what do you need to know? What are the risks? Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are revolutionizing the ways we treat disease, produce energy, manufacture products, and attend to our daily wants and needs. To continue to capture the...

    Published November 11th 2012 by CRC Press

  5. 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...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Eco-Cities

    A Planning Guide

    Edited by Zhifeng Yang

    Series: Applied Ecology and Environmental Management

    As cities undergo vast changes due to industrialization, urbanization, and globalization, environmental considerations assume a growing importance in the urban planning processes of an increasing number of governments around the world. Several cities and regions around the world have already...

    Published October 14th 2012 by CRC Press

  7. Windfarm Visualisation

    Perspective or Perception?

    By Alan Macdonald

    As windfarms proliferate across the UK, visualisation as a means of predicting the scale and impacts of wind turbines has become a highly controversial subject. The purpose of visualisation is to inform so that judgements can be made by the general public and non-landscape professionals alike....

    Published October 9th 2012 by Whittles Publishing

  8. Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

    By Frank R. Spellman

    There is a strong need for innovation and the development of viable renewable energy sources. Recent technological advances now allow natural gas supplies—previously believed inaccessible or nonexistent—to be discovered, mined, and processed for both industrial and consumer use. The technology, a...

    Published September 16th 2012 by CRC Press

  9. Organic Chemicals in the Environment

    Mechanisms of Degradation and Transformation, Second Edition

    By Alasdair H. Neilson, Ann-Sofie Allard

    Addressing the persistent environmental threat of organic chemicals with a fresh approach to degradation and transformation processes, Organic Chemicals in the Environment: Mechanisms of Degradation and Transformation, Second Edition examines a wide range of compounds as well as abiotic and...

    Published September 4th 2012 by CRC Press

  10. Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa

    Improving Quality and Access for the Poor

    Edited by Gerald Bloom, Barun Kanjilal, Henry Lucas, David H. Peters

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    There has been a dramatic spread of health markets in much of Asia and Africa over the past couple of decades. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services in all but the most remote localities, but it has created problems with safety, efficiency and cost....

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge