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  1. 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 30th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 14th 2010 by Routledge

  3. 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 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  4. 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 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 5th 2009 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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