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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, by Smith, 3rd Edition

Smith, Keith

ISBN 10: 0415224632 / ISBN 13: 9780415224635
Published by Routledge, 2000
Used Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Title: Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and ...

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

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This substantially revised 3rd Edition of Environmental Hazards, argues that knowledge about hazards and hazard mitigation, must be better applied to reduce death and destruction, particularly in developing countries. All the major rapid onset events which directly threaten humans and what they value are covered:
* tectonic hazards - earthquakes and volcanos
* mass movement hazards
* severe storm hazards
* biophysical hazards - temperature extremes, epidemics and wildfires
* hydrological hazards
* technological hazards.
The revised 3rd Edition includes new material on disaster debates and looks forward to future problems in the 21st century. This important book provides a balanced and up-to-date approach to environmental hazards and is ideally suited to act as a course text.

About the Author:

Keith Smith is Professor of Environmental Science and Head of the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Stirling. He has held previous posts at the universities of Liverpool, Durham and Strathclyde as well as at several overseas institutions. His other books include Water in Britain, Principles of Applied Climatology, and (with G.A. Tobin) Human Adjustment to the Flood Hazard

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