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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster
Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith 0415318041 9780415318044 The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contempor
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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster by Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith

The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers all the major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human, or technological in origin that directly threaten humans and what they value The revised edition includes increased coverage of biophysical and technological hazards. Additional material has also been added on vulnerability, asteroids, wildfires, and disaster mitigation success. The new edition also benefits from a larger format, allowing improved presentation of figures and photographs, which have also been updated and replaced throughout. Boxed features have been introduced to define key terms and outline the science underpinning discussions. Case studies have also been updated and replaced throughout. Annotated further reading and a gazetteer of useful websites are also provided.

Author: Prof Keith Smith, Keith Smith

Language: English

Edition: 4

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2004-07-04

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