Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk and Disasters
Author: Max Wyss
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN 10: 0123964725
ISBN 13: 9780123964724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Hazard Risk and Disasters Book Review:

Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation Includes numerous illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk

Earthquake Hazard

Earthquake Hazard
Author: Reepunjaya Singh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9789387160026
ISBN 13: 9387160025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction

Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction
Author: Serguei Balassanian,Armando Cisternas,Mikael Melkumyan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 9401595445
ISBN 13: 9789401595445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction Book Review:

In 1998 Armenia was commemorating the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic Spitak earthquake. The Second International Conference on "Earthquake Hazard and Seismic Risk Reduction" sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Armenia and United Nation's International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR) was held in dedication to that event between 14-21 September (later referred to as Yerevan Conference). The Yerevan Conference has been organized by the National Survey for Seismic Protection (NSSP) of the Republic of Armenia. All level's decision-makers (from the ministers to the local authorities), politicians, scientists, leaders of the executive and legislative powers, psychologists, leading businessmen, representatives from the private sector and the media as well as from the International Organizations have been invited by the Armenian NSSP to take part in joint discussion of the Seismic Risk Reduction Problem for the first time in the history of such forums. Armenian NSSP's such initiative has been triggered by the experience of the Spitak earthquake and other disasters. They showed that it will be possible to reduce the risks, posed by the natural disaster, only through the common efforts of all the community in co-operation with the International institutions.

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Tim Davies
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN 10: 012396475X
ISBN 13: 9780123964755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they’re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts human-induced causes such as deforestation, blasting, and building construction—underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic. Contains contributions from expert geologists, seismologists, geophysicists, and environmental scientists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and landslide and problem soil preparedness and mitigation Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes Discusses steps for prevention and treatment of problem soils, the most expensive geo-hazard in the world

Exploring Perceptions of Disaster Risk and Earthquake Hazard on Southern Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada

Exploring Perceptions of Disaster Risk and Earthquake Hazard on Southern Vancouver Island  British Columbia  Canada
Author: Brittany Jennifer Schina
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1199626331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Perceptions of Disaster Risk and Earthquake Hazard on Southern Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada Book Review:

Southern Vancouver Island, situated on Canada's West Coast, is exposed to many natural and human-made threats due to its physical geography and demography. Perceptions of these disaster risks and of seismic hazard, in particular, were surveyed through locally-administered questionnaires conducted with 105 members of the general public and 13 emergency managers living and working on southern Vancouver Island, specifically in the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and the Capital Regional District (CRD). Perhaps the greatest risk to the region, and that, which is perceived by both the general public and practitioners as the greatest risk, is low frequency, high consequence earthquake events. The region is exposed to earthquakes from many sources, but has not experienced a damaging quake in several decades, begging questions as to whether residents consider earthquake a prominent threat and whether they have an accurate appreciation for the earthquake hazard (likelihood) in the region. While researchers have scientifically quantified the earthquake hazard in the region for over 50 years, only in the past 10 years has this hazard information been presented in a format that is comprehensible by the general public. In order for individuals and communities to make informed decisions, this information must ultimately reach the public and be interpretable and actionable. This research describes and analyzes disaster risk and seismic hazard perception on Southern Vancouver Island, and identifies whether there are gaps in communication between the scientists who create the knowledge, the emergency managers who disseminate the information, and the general public who ultimately needs to act on the information to increase their resilience. Results reveal that earthquakes are perceived as the highest disaster risk among both the general public and emergency managers on southern Vancouver Island, and that a large majority of participants know that their community is at risk from an earthquake. In addition, while emergency managers consider mostly natural threats to be significant risks, the general public more commonly identify human-made intentional threats as significant risks. The study also found that gender and location influence how individuals prefer to receive hazard information. In addition, household income and time spent living on Vancouver Island are key variables for how likely members of the general public are to be prepared. Findings suggest that while both emergency managers and the general public overestimate the earthquake hazard on southern Vancouver Island, on average emergency managers perceive the earthquake hazard to be greater than the general public does. Interestingly, general public respondents in the CVRD perceive seismic hazard to be higher than respondents in the CRD, while the calculated hazard is actually higher in the CRD. In addition, emergency managers underestimate residents' perceptions of earthquake hazard. In other words, they feel that the public underestimates the hazard when actually both emergency managers and the general public overestimate it. These misperceptions have implications for future seismic hazard and disaster risk communication. Prior to this study, disaster risk perception has not been explored in detail in this region, and while limitations to this research are outlined, the study provides a useful descriptive analysis and baseline information for emergency managers and academic researchers to build upon. The findings of this research have specific relevance for emergency managers to inform their public education and outreach efforts around preparation, response and resilience to disasters on southern Vancouver Island.

Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning

Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning
Author: Maria Bostenaru Dan,Iuliana Armas,Agostino Goretti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 940077981X
ISBN 13: 9789400779815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Hazard Impact and Urban Planning Book Review:

​The classical field dealing with earthquakes is called “earthquake engineering” and considered to be a branch of structural engineering. In projects dealing with strategies for earthquake risk mitigation, urban planning approaches are often neglected. Today interventions are needed on a city, rather than a building, scale. This work deals with the impact of earthquakes, including also a broader view on multihazards in urban areas. Uniquely among other works in the field, particular importance is given to urban planning issues, in conservation of heritage and emergency management. Multicriteria decision making and broad participation of those affected by disasters are included.

Mega Quakes Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks

Mega Quakes  Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks
Author: Katsuichiro Goda,Tiziana Rossetto,Nobuhito Mori,Solomon Tesfamariam
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 2889454541
ISBN 13: 9782889454549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mega Quakes Cascading Earthquake Hazards and Compounding Risks Book Review:

Large-scale earthquake hazards pose major threats to modern society, generating casualties, disrupting socioeconomic activities, and causing enormous economic loss across the world. Events, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, highlighted the vulnerability of urban cities to catastrophic earthquakes. Accurate assessment of earthquake-related hazards (both primary and secondary) is essential to mitigate and control disaster risk exposure effectively. To date, various approaches and tools have been developed in different disciplines. However, they are fragmented over a number of research disciplines and underlying assumptions are often inconsistent. Our society and infrastructure are subjected to multiple types of cascading earthquake hazards; therefore, integrated hazard assessment and risk management strategy is needed for mitigating potential consequences due to multi-hazards. Moreover, uncertainty modeling and its impact on hazard prediction and anticipated consequences are essential parts of probabilistic earthquake hazard and risk assessment. The Research Topic is focused upon modeling and impact assessment of cascading earthquake hazards, including mainshock ground shaking, aftershock, tsunami, liquefaction, and landslide.

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
Author: Edward A. Keller,Duane E. DeVecchio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2019-03-29
ISBN 10: 135167370X
ISBN 13: 9781351673709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards Book Review:

The new revised fifth edition of Natural Hazards remains the go-to introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology, and solar system astronomy. The textbook explains the earth processes that drive hazardous events in an understandable way, illustrates how these processes interact with our civilization, and describes how we can better adjust to their effects. Written by leading scholars in the area, the new edition of this book takes advantage of the greatly expanding amount of information regarding natural hazards, disasters, and catastrophes. The text is designed for learning, with chapters broken into small consumable chunks of content for students. Each chapter opens with a list of learning objectives and ends with revision as well as high-level critical thinking questions. A Concepts in Review feature provides an innovative end-of-chapter section that breaks down the chapter content by parts: reviewing the learning objectives, summary points, important visuals, and key terms. New case studies of hazardous events have been integrated into the text, and students are invited to actively apply their understanding of the five fundamental concepts that serve as a conceptual framework for the text. Figures, illustrations, and photos have been updated throughout. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for nonscience majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors in guiding students who may have little background in science to understand physical earth processes as natural hazards and their consequences to society.

The Interplay between Urban Development Vulnerability and Risk Management

The Interplay between Urban Development  Vulnerability  and Risk Management
Author: Ebru A. Gencer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN 10: 3642294707
ISBN 13: 9783642294709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interplay between Urban Development Vulnerability and Risk Management Book Review:

Natural disasters are increasingly affecting the world, taking lives unexpectedly and leaving many others injured and homeless. Moreover, disasters disrupt local, national and even global economies, instantly changing the direction of development. In the first half of 2011 alone, 108 natural disasters occurred, killing over 23 thousand people, affecting nearly 44 million others and causing more than 253 billion US dollars of economic damages (CRED 2011,1). Large urban settlements have become increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters. The concentration of substandard infrastructure and housing, material assets, and inherent socio-economic inequalities increase vulnerability to disasters in large urban areas, especially in developing countries. The size, number, functions, and geographical distribution of large- and megacities create a special concern for disaster risk. Good urban management practices can be a powerful catalyst for reducing losses from natural disasters, while simultaneously helping to develop a sustainable environment. Yet, the existing situation indicates that sustainable planning and risk management measures are not taken into consideration or may not be put into practice for a variety of financial, political, and social reasons. This book argues that, on one hand, socio-economic disparities resulting from unsustainable urban development can increase vulnerability to natural hazards, and on the other hand, when paired with natural hazards this increased vulnerability can negatively affect urban areas, resulting in further inequality. This book will showcase this argument with theoretical reviews and quantitative analyses on the interplay between sustainable development and disaster vulnerability as well as an in-depth case study of the role of urban planning and risk management practices in creating the socio-economic and spatial vulnerabilities and predicted earthquake risk in the megacity of Istanbul.

Earthquakes and Sustainable Infrastructure

Earthquakes and Sustainable Infrastructure
Author: Giuliano Panza,Vladimir G. Kossobokov,Efraim Laor,Benedetto DeVivo
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN 10: 0128235411
ISBN 13: 9780128235416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquakes and Sustainable Infrastructure Book Review:

Earthquakes and Sustainable Infrastructure: Neodeterministic (NDSHA) Approach Guarantees Prevention Rather Than Cure communicates in one comprehensive volume the state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on earthquakes and related risks. Earthquakes occur in a seemingly random way and, in some cases, it is possible to trace seismicity back to the concept of deterministic chaos. Therefore, seismicity can be explained by a deterministic mechanism that arises as a result of various convection movements in the Earth’s mantle, expressed in the modern movement of lithospheric plates fueled by tidal forces. Consequently, to move from a perspective focused on the response to emergencies to a new perspective based on prevention and sustainability, it is necessary to follow this neodeterministic approach (NDSHA) to guarantee prevention, saving lives and infrastructure. This book describes in a complete and consistent way an effective explanation to complex structures, systems, and components, and prescribes solutions to practical challenges. It reflects the scientific novelty and promises a feasible, workable, theoretical and applicative attitude. Earthquakes and Sustainable Infrastructure serves a “commentary role” for developers and designers of critical infrastructure and unique installations. Commentary-like roles follow standard, where there is no standard. Mega-installations embody/potentiate risks; nonetheless, lack a comprehensive classic standard. Every compound is unique, one of its kind, and differs from others even of similar function. There is no justification to elaborate a common standard for unique entities. On the other hand, these specific installations, for example, NPPs, Naval Ports, Suez Canal, HazMat production sites, and nuclear waste deposits, impose security and safety challenges to people and the environment. The book offers a benchmark for entrepreneurs, designers, constructors, and operators on how to compile diverse relevant information on site-effects and integrate it into the best-educated guess to keep safe and secure, people and environment. The authors are eager to convey the entire information and explanations to our readers, without missing either accurate information or explanations. That is achieved by “miniaturization,” as much is possible, not minimization. So far, the neodeterministic method has been successfully applied in numerous metropolitan areas and regions such as Delhi (India), Beijing (China), Naples (Italy), Algiers (Algeria), Cairo (Egypt), Santiago de Cuba (Cuba), Thessaloniki (Greece), South-East Asia (2004), Tohoku, Japan (2011), Albania (2019), Bangladesh, Iran, Sumatra, Ecuador, and elsewhere. Earthquakes and Sustainable Infrastructure includes case studies from these areas, as well as suggested applications to other seismically active areas around the globe. NDSHA approaches confirm/validate that science is looming to warn. Concurrently, leaders and practitioners have to learn to use rectified science in favor of peoples' safety. State-of-the-art science does have the know-how to reduce casualties and structural damage from potential catastrophes to a bearable incident. The only book to cover earthquake prediction and preparation from a neo-deterministic (NDSHA) approach Includes case studies from metropolitan areas where the neo-deterministic method has been successfully applied Editors and authors include top experts in academia, disaster prevention, and preparedness management

Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes

Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes
Author: Jörn H. Kruhl,Rameshwar Adhikari,Uwe E. Dorka
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 3319680447
ISBN 13: 9783319680446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes Book Review:

This book addresses earthquakes, with a special focus on the Ghorka earthquake, which struck parts of central Nepal in April 2015. Drawing on this disastrous event, it closely examines various aspects of earthquakes in contributions prepared by international experts. The topics covered include: the geological and geophysical background of seismicity; a detailed inventory of the damage done by the earthquake; effective damage prevention through earthquake-safe buildings and settlements; restoration options for world-heritage buildings; strategies for providing technical and medical relief and, lastly, questions associated with public life and economy in a high-risk seismic zone. Combining perspectives from various fields, the book presents the state of the art in all earthquake-related fields and outlines future approaches to risk identification, damage prevention, and disaster management in all parts of society, administration, and politics in Nepal. Beyond the specific disaster in Nepal, the findings presented here will have broader implications for how societies can best deal with disasters.

A Safer Future

A Safer Future
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 76
Release: 1991-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309045460
ISBN 13: 9780309045469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Safer Future Book Review:

Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.

Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks Turkish and International Perspectives

Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks  Turkish and International Perspectives
Author: Paul R. Kleindorfer,Murat R. Sertel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 940100806X
ISBN 13: 9789401008068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mitigation and Financing of Seismic Risks Turkish and International Perspectives Book Review:

Huge economic losses from natural disasters, including nearly 100 000 fatalities world wide in 1999 alone, gave rise to a renewed recognition by government, industry and the public that national governments and international agencies cannot simply go on as they have in the past. Changes in financial cover, better enforcement procedures for building standards, better business contingency planning, and well developed emergency response were demanded from all sides. In this volume an international group of experts present recent research on the variety of approaches adopted by different countries to assess natural hazard risks and the incentives for mitigating and financing them, the particular focus being in earthquake risks. The volume also presents an in-depth summary of recent reforms in Turkey related to seismic risks, with comparative research from many other countries. Linkages are emphasised between science and engineering infrastructure, insurance and risk management, and public policy.

Natural Disaster Hotspots

Natural Disaster Hotspots
Author: Maxx Dilley
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0821359304
ISBN 13: 9780821359303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Statistical Methods for Earthquake Hazard Assessment and Risk Analysis

Statistical Methods for Earthquake Hazard Assessment and Risk Analysis
Author: G. R. Dargahi-Noubary
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028494578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Methods for Earthquake Hazard Assessment and Risk Analysis Book Review:

Hazard assessment and risk analysis of natural disasters requires detailed analysis of the available information. The raw material of such investigations are the past data which are often incomplete and insufficient. Due to the nature of the problem statistical methods have been increasingly used in hazard assessment and risk analysis of disasters such as earthquakes, high speed winds, and floods. Although most of the classical theories have been utilized for this purpose, there are still many important areas which have not received enough attention. This book is devoted to description of some statistical theories and methods and discussion of their relevance to hazard assessment of natural disasters in general and earthquakes in particular. Except for introductory material, different chapters of the book are made independent from each other whenever possible. This is done in the expense of covering the same material in several places. In doing so our goal was to make it easier for readers who seek to learn and apply a particular method. Also to facilitize this, theories utilized are described in detail in the corresponding chapters.

Geohazards and Risks Studied from Earth Observations

Geohazards and Risks Studied from Earth Observations
Author: Teodolina Lopez,Anny Cazenave,Mioara Mandea,Jérôme Benveniste
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 9783030879884
ISBN 13: 3030879887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geohazards and Risks Studied from Earth Observations Book Review:

The Sentinel missions of the COPERNICUS Programme of the European Union, as well as other Earth Observation missions, provide new opportunities for systematic monitoring of natural and man-made hazards and disasters that can highly impact human societies.The contributions collected in this book address a broad range of geohazards observable from space, including earthquakes, volcanic hazards, extreme events (e.g. storm surges, floods and droughts), fires, pollution, tipping points in physical and biological systems, etc.. They provide information on how space observations can improve our understanding of the driving mechanisms at the origin of such geohazards, and of their mutual interactions. Focus is given on the expected added-value information obtained by combining different types of space-based and in situ observations as well as model results. The chapters "Space-Based Earth Observations for Disaster Risk Management", "Earth Observation for the Assessment of Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disaster Management", "Earth Observation for Crustal Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards", "Earth Observations for Monitoring Marine Coastal Hazards and Their Drivers", "Air Pollution and Sea Pollution Seen from Space" are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com. Previously published in Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 41, Issue 6, 2020

Quantitative Risk Assessment QRA for Natural Hazards

Quantitative Risk Assessment  QRA  for Natural Hazards
Author: Nasim Uddin,Alfredo Hua-Sing Ang
Publsiher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780784411537
ISBN 13: 0784411530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantitative Risk Assessment QRA for Natural Hazards Book Review:

CDRM 5 explains the the practical aspects of using quantitative risk assessment (QRA) to develop optimal engineering designs that mitigate the effects of natural hazards, especially on civil infrastructure.

Earthquake Hazard and Risk

Earthquake Hazard and Risk
Author: Vladimír Schenk
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400902433
ISBN 13: 9789400902435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Hazard and Risk Book Review:

Earthquake Hazard and Risk is a book summarizing selected papers presented at the 27th General Assembly of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (Wellington, January 1994). The papers, rigorously scrutinized by an international board of referees, cover some recent aspects of current research in earthquake hazard and seismic risk. They address the algorithms and methodology used in seismological applications, the reliability of these techniques with the decreasing level of probability and uncertainty associated with various seismotectonic settings, the physical and statistical nature of earthquake occurrences, strong ground motions and effects of surface seismogeological conditions. A special effort has been made to include papers that illustrate the assessment of earthquake hazard and seismic risk through applications at sites in either inter-plate or intra-plate tectonic settings. Of particular interest is hazard assessment in regions of rare large earthquakes. The book is suitable for those interested in earthquake hazard and seismic risk research as well as a more general audience of seismologists, geophysicists and Earth scientists. It is also useful for authorities responsible for public safety and natural hazard mitigation plans and for insurance companies.

Facing Hazards and Disasters

Facing Hazards and Disasters
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006-09-10
ISBN 10: 0309101786
ISBN 13: 9780309101783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Hazards and Disasters Book Review:

Social science research conducted since the late 1970s has contributed greatly to society's ability to mitigate and adapt to natural, technological, and willful disasters. However, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and other recent events, hazards and disaster research and its application could be improved greatly. In particular, more studies should be pursued that compare how the characteristics of different types of events-including predictability, forewarning, magnitude, and duration of impact-affect societal vulnerability and response. This book includes more than thirty recommendations for the hazards and disaster community.

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters

Landslide Hazards  Risks  and Disasters
Author: Tim Davies,Nick Rosser
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2021-10-17
ISBN 10: 0128226455
ISBN 13: 9780128226452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters 2nd edition makes a broad but detailed examination of major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, and provides knowledge to form the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness and reduction of the impacts of landslides on society. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over the past century, and this trend will continue as society increasingly utilises steep landscapes. Landslides and related phenomena can be triggered by other hazard and disaster processes – such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and wildfires – and they can also cause other hazards and disasters, making them a complex multi-disciplinary challenge. This new edition of Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters is updated and includes new chapters, covering additional topics including rockfalls, landslide interactions and impacts and geomorphic perspectives. Knowledge, understanding and the ability to model landslide processes are becoming increasingly important challenges for society extends its occupation of increasingly hilly and mountainous terrain, making this book a key resource for educators, researchers and disaster managers in geophysics, geology and environmental science. Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the geological, seismological, physical, environmental and social impacts of landslides Presents the latest research on causality, impacts and landslide preparedness and mitigation. Includes numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs and video captures of hazardous processes Discusses steps for planning for and responding to landslide hazards, risks and disasters