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Curbing catastrophe : natural hazards and risk reduction in the modern world
Curbing catastrophe : natural hazards and risk reduction in the modern world
Dixon, Timothy H.2017
This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important and topical subject.
Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
xxi, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Black and white swans, evolution, and markets; 2. What is a natural disaster? Where do they occur, and why? Are they different from human-made disasters?; 3. If we know so much about natural disasters, why are we so vulnerable?; 4. Japanese earthquakes and nuclear power plant failures; 5. Future earthquake disasters in Seattle and Istanbul; 6. Nuclear power, coal, and tuna: the concept of relative risk; 7. Past and future coastal flooding: Galveston, New Orleans, Bangladesh, and the specter of sea level rise; 8. What's all the fuss about global warming?; 9. Solutions; References and further reading; Index; Online appendices: Appendix 1. Additional background material and exercises for students; Appendix 2. Colour figures.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryEnvironment363.346 DIXAvailable