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  1. Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

    A Policy-Focused Approach to Natural Hazards and Disasters

    Edited by Jason K. Levy, Chennat Gopalakrishnan

    This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction. This book not only provides key insights into the field of...

    Published April 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Beyond Shelter after Disaster: Practice, Process and Possibilities

    Edited by David Sanderson, Jeni Burnell

    Providing shelter after a disaster is recognised as one of the most complex areas of humanitarian relief and recovery. Some aid agencies have stopped providing shelter altogether after bad experiences, while those that do quickly become engaged in challenges that go far beyond the provision of...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition

    By Thomas E. Drabek

    Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new...

    Published March 1st 2013 by CRC Press

  4. Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

    Edited by Enzo Pranzini, Allan Williams

    Europe has a long history of managing coastal erosion through a variety of protection strategies, from the defences of the Venice lagoons to coastal land reclamation in the Netherlands. This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe and a comparative analysis of...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Environmental Hazards

    Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, 6th Edition

    By Keith Smith

    The much expanded sixth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a fully up-to-date overview of all the extreme events that threaten people and what they value in the 21st century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to illustrate how natural and human systems...

    Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Resilience and Urban Risk Management

    Edited by Damien Serre, Bruno Barroca, Richard Laganier

    Resilience and Urban Risk Management presents the latest progress made in designing resilient towns, and identifies leads to be explored for attaining the objective of systematically integrating risks into urban environments The aim of the book is to provide guidance in designing and planning...

    Published October 8th 2012 by CRC Press

  8. Designing To Avoid Disaster

    The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

    By Thomas Fisher

    Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of...

    Published August 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Taiwan's Environmental Struggle

    Toward a Green Silicon Island

    By Jack Williams, Ch’ang-yi David Chang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia’s genuine ‘miracles’ of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Hurricane (Routledge Revivals)

    By Roger A Pielke

    First published in 1990, this book describes the nature of the hurricane, one of the world's most dangerous weather hazards. It examines the formation, development, movement, and impact of these tropical cyclones, and assess the ability of science to describe, forecast, and control them....

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. City Resilience
    Edited by Michael Burayidi
    To Be Published January 21st 2015
  2. Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans
    Edited by Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon
    To Be Published February 18th 2015
  3. The Spatial Dimension of Risk: How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes
    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn
    To Be Published February 27th 2015
  4. Disaster Risk
    Edited by Ben Wisner, J. C. Gaillard, Ilan Kelman
    To Be Published April 7th 2015
  5. Contingencies, Resilience and Legal Constitutionalism
    Edited by Clive Walker
    To Be Published April 7th 2015

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