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  1. 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 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  2. 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 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management

    Edited by George Haddow, Jane A. Bullock, Kim Haddow

    Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an increase in the frequency and severity of natural...

    Published October 19th 2008 by CRC Press

  4. Hazards and the Built Environment

    Attaining Built-in Resilience

    Edited by Lee Bosher

    As a specialist in disaster preparation, you have huge responsibilities: a failure to prepare for natural and human-induced disasters costs lives and money. When a natural or human-induced disaster hits a built-up area the amount of damage it does will depend largely on the extent to which the...

    Published May 1st 2008 by Routledge

  5. At Risk

    Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters, 2nd Edition

    By Piers Blaikie, Terry Cannon, Ian Davis, Ben Wisner

    The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural...

    Published November 12th 2003 by Routledge