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  1. Post-Tsunami Recovery in Thailand

    Socio-cultural responses

    By Monica Lindberg Falk

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Of all the huge natural disasters that claimed the lives of thousands in Asia, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the largest, estimated to have killed more than 230,000 people. The scope of damage brought about by this natural disaster urges focus on recovery and post-disaster reconstruction...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

    Social, Political and Environmental Issues

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is a timely and groundbreaking account of the disturbing landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown amidst an earthquake and tsunami on Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011. It provides riveting insights into the social and...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Learning and Calamities

    Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

    Edited by Heike Egner, Marén Schorch, Martin Voss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environment, Culture, and Society

    It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mitigation, will be...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Disaster Law

    By Kristian Cedervall Lauta

    Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas. Rather than being understood as exclusively acts of God and Nature, natural disasters are increasingly analysed as social vulnerability exposed by natural hazards. A disaster following an earthquake is no longer seen...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Geotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events

    Edited by Susumu Iai

    Geotechnics for Catastrophic Flooding Events presents the keynote lectures (book, 264 pages) and keynote lectures and general papers (CD-ROM, 608 pages) presented at the Fourth International ISSMGEConference on Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation (4th GEDMAR, Kyoto,...

    Published August 20th 2014 by CRC Press

  7. Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Displaced by Disaster

    Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World

    By Ann-Margaret Esnard, Alka Sapat

    Series: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

    Displacement has traditionally been conceptualized as a phenomenon that results from conflict or other disruptions in developing or unstable countries. Hurricane Katrina shattered this notion and highlighted the various dilemmas of population displacement in the United States. The dilemmas stem...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Global Food-Price Shocks and Poor People

    Themes and Case Studies

    Edited by Marc J. Cohen, Melinda Smale

    Series: Development in Practice Books

    This book examines the effects of high and volatile food prices during 2007-08 on low-income farmers and consumers in developing, transition, and industrialized countries. Previous studies of this crisis have mostly used models to estimate the likely impacts. This volume includes actual evidence...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Human Security and Japan’s Triple Disaster

    Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Edited by Paul Bacon, Christopher Hobson

    Series: Routledge Humanitarian Studies

    Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Routledge