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Natural Disasters

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Product description

As a well balanced and fully illustrated introductory text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, technological and social components of natural disaster. The main disaster-producing agents are reviewed systematically in terms of geophysical processes and effects, monitoring, mitigation and warning. The book goes beyond mere description and elevates the field of natural catastrophes to a serious academic level. The author's insights and perspectives are also informed by his practical experience of being a disaster victim and survivor, and hence the unique perspective of a participant observer. Only by surmounting the boundaries between disciplines can natural catastrophe be understood and mitigation efforts made effective. Thus, this book is perhaps the first completely interdisciplinary, fully comprehensive survey of natural hazards and disasters. It has a clear theoretical basis and it recognizes the importance of six fundamental approaches to the field, which it blends carefully in the text in order to avoid the partiality of previous works.

1993, UCL Press, softcover

Used: Very Good + condition, no marks or tanning

Item details

Author(s):
David Alexander
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1857280946
ISBN-13:
9781857280944
Number of pages:
632
Publisher:
CRC Press
Title:
Natural Disasters

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As a well balanced and fully illustrated introductory text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, technological and social components of natural disaster. The main disaster-producing agents are reviewed systematically in terms of geophysical processes and effects, monitoring, mitigation and warning. The book goes beyond mere description and elevates the field of natural catastrophes to a serious academic level. The author's insights and perspectives are also informed by his practical experience of being a disaster victim and survivor, and hence the unique perspective of a participant observer. Only by surmounting the boundaries between disciplines can natural catastrophe be understood and mitigation efforts made effective. Thus, this book is perhaps the first completely interdisciplinary, fully comprehensive survey of natural hazards and disasters. It has a clear theoretical basis and it recognizes the importance of six fundamental approaches to the field, which it blends carefully in the text in order to avoid the partiality of previous works.

1993, UCL Press, softcover

Used: Very Good + condition, no marks or tanning

Author(s):
David Alexander
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1857280946
ISBN-13:
9781857280944
Number of pages:
632
Publisher:
CRC Press
Title:
Natural Disasters

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