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  1. Future Climate Change

    Edited by Mark Maslin, Samuel Randalls

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Environment

    In recent years, future climate change has increasingly been recognized as one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century, challenging the very structure of our global society. No longer just an abstruse scientific concern, it prompts difficult choices for both individuals and...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Wildfire Policy

    Law and Economics Perspectives

    Edited by Dean Lueck, Karen M. Bradshaw

    During the five decades since its origin, law and economics has provided an influential framework for addressing a wide array of areas of law ranging from judicial behaviour to contracts. This book will reflects the first-ever forum for law and economics scholars to apply the analysis and...

    Published November 28th 2011 by RFF Press

  3. Disaster Diplomacy

    How Disasters Affect Peace and Conflict

    By Ilan Kelman

    When an earthquake hits a war zone or cyclone aid is flown in by an enemy, many ask: Can catastrophe bring peace? Disaster prevention and mitigation provide similar questions. Could setting up a flood warning system bring enemy countries together? Could a regional earthquake building code set the...

    Published August 31st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Adaptation to Climate Change

    From Resilience to Transformation

    By Mark Pelling

    The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task – protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound...

    Published October 15th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Urban Flood Management

    By Chris Zevenbergen, Adrian Cashman, Niki Evelpidou, Erik Pasche, Stephen Garvin, Richard Ashley

    Along with windstorms, floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Although they can often be predicted, they cause loss of life, damage and destruction, as many urban communities are located near coasts and rivers. In terms of victims, floods are responsible for more than...

    Published September 21st 2010 by CRC Press

  6. The Tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka

    Impacts and Policy in the Shadow of Civil War

    Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Piers Blaikie

    This book is based on empirical research in Sri Lanka conducted after the catastrophic tsunami which hit the country in December 2004. The aims of the research have been to develop new knowledge on post-crisis reconstruction and recovery work, on how to bridge the knowledge gap between researchers...

    Published October 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Disrupted Cities

    When Infrastructure Fails

    Edited by Stephen Graham

    Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in...

    Published September 25th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Rebuilding After Disasters

    From Emergency to Sustainability

    Edited by Gonzalo Lizarralde, Cassidy Johnson, Colin Davidson

    Disasters are not natural. Natural events such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, etc. become disasters because of the fragile relations that exist between the natural, human and built environments. Sadly, major disasters will always occur in towns and cities in the developing world where...

    Published August 6th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Disaster and Development

    By Andrew E. Collins

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Development to a large extent determines the way in which hazards impact on people. Meanwhile the occurrence of disasters alters the scope of development. Whilst a notion of the association of disaster and development is as old as development studies itself, recent decades have produced an...

    Published June 4th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Environmental Hazards

    Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, 5th Edition

    By Keith Smith

    The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to demonstrate how natural and human...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge