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 Risk and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard  Risk  and Disasters
Author: Max Wyss,John F. Shroder
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 9780123948489
ISBN 13: 0123948487
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 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.

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: 329
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.

Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment

Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment
Author: Radu Vacareanu,Constantin Ionescu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-03-21
ISBN 10: 331974724X
ISBN 13: 9783319747248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment Book Review:

This book contains the best contributions presented during the 6th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and the 2nd National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology - 6CNIS & 2CNISS, that took place on June 14-17, 2017 in Bucharest - Romania, at the Romanian Academy and Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest. The book offers an updated overview of seismic hazard and risk assessment activities, with an emphasis on recent developments in Romania, a very challenging case study because of its peculiar intermediate-depth seismicity and evolutive code-compliant building stock. Moreover, the book collects input of renowned scientists and professionals from Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.The content of the book focuses on seismicity of Romania, geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural analysis and seismic design regulations, innovative solutions for seismic protection of building structures, seismic risk evaluation, resilience-based assessment of structures and management of emergency situations. The sub-chapters consist of the best papers of 6CNIS & 2CNISS selected by the International Advisory and Scientific Committees. The book is targeted at researchers and experts in seismic hazard and risk, evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings and structures, insurers and re-insurers, and decision makers in the field of emergency situations and recovery activities.

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.

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

At Risk

At Risk
Author: Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 1134528612
ISBN 13: 9781134528615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Risk Book Review:

The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed. The updated new edition confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters and discusses disaster not as an aberration, but as a signal failure of mainstream 'development'. Two analytical models are provided as tools for understanding vulnerability. One links remote and distant 'root causes' to 'unsafe conditions' in a 'progression of vulnerability'. The other uses the concepts of 'access' and 'livelihood' to understand why some households are more vulnerable than others. Examining key natural events and incorporating strategies to create a safer world, this revised edition is an important resource for those involved in the fields of environment and development studies.

Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society

Hazards  Risks  and Disasters in Society
Author: Andrew E. Collins,Jones Samantha,Bernard Manyena,Janaka Jayawickrama
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN 10: 0123964741
ISBN 13: 9780123964748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazards Risks and Disasters in Society Book Review:

Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to what are largely human induced risks of environmental, social and economic degradation. This book outlines why it is important to explore in more depth the relationships between environmental hazards, risk and disasters in society. It presents challenges presented by mainstream and non-mainstream approaches to the human side of disaster studies. By hazard categories this book includes critical processes and outcomes that significantly disrupt human wellbeing over brief or long time-frames. Whilst hazards, risks and disasters impact society, individuals, groups, institutions and organisations offset the effects by becoming strong, healthy, resilient, caring and creative. Innovations can arise from social organisation in times of crisis. This volume includes much of use to practitioners and policy makers needing to address both prevention and response activities. Notably, as people better engage prevalent hazards and risks they exercise a process that has become known as disaster risk reduction (DRR). In a context of climatic risks this is also indicative of climate change adaptation (CCA). Ultimately it represents the quest for development of sustainable environmental and societal futures. Throughout the book cases studies are derived from the world of hazards risks and disasters in society. Includes sections on prevention of and response to hazards, risks and disasters Provides case studies of prominent societal challenges of hazards, risks and disasters Innovative approaches to dealing with disaster drawing from multiple disciplines and sectors

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters
Author: Gero Michel
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN 10: 0128040939
ISBN 13: 9780128040935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters Book Review:

Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters covers all major aspects of catastrophe risk modeling, from hazards through to financial analysis. It explores relevant new science in risk modeling, indirect losses, assessment of impact and consequences to insurance losses, and current changes in risk modeling practice, along with case studies. It also provides further insight into the shortcomings of current models and examines model risk and ideas to diversify risk assessment. Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters instructs readers on how to assess, price and then hedge the losses from natural and manmade catastrophes. This book reviews current model development and science and explains recent changes in the catastrophe modeling space, including new initiatives covering uncertainty and big data in the assessment of risk for insurance pricing and portfolio management. Edited by a leading expert in both hazards and risk, this book is authored by a global panel including major modeling vendors, modeling consulting firms, and well-known catastrophe modeling scientists. Risk Modeling for Hazards and Disasters provides important insight into how models are used to price and manage risk. Includes high profile case studies such as the Newcastle earthquake, Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina Provides crucial information on new ideas and platforms that will help address the new demands for risk management and catastrophe risk reporting Presents the theory and practice needed to know how models are created and what is and what is not important in the modeling process Covers relevant new science in risk modeling, indirect losses, assessment of impact and consequences to insurance losses, and current changes in risk modeling practice, along with case studies

Extreme Natural Hazards Disaster Risks and Societal Implications

Extreme Natural Hazards  Disaster Risks and Societal Implications
Author: Alik Ismail-Zadeh,Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi,Andrzej Kijko,Kuniyoshi Takeuchi,Ilya Zaliapin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2014-04-17
ISBN 10: 1107033861
ISBN 13: 9781107033863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Natural Hazards Disaster Risks and Societal Implications Book Review:

A unique interdisciplinary approach to disaster risk research, including global hazards and case-studies, for researchers, graduate students and professionals.

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.

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.

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 in Lebanon

Earthquake Hazard in Lebanon
Author: Amr S. Elnashai,Ramy El-Khoury
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1860944612
ISBN 13: 9781860944611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthquake Hazard in Lebanon Book Review:

This book presents a comprehensive treatment of earthquake hazards in Lebanon and its vicinity. A thorough review of the tectonics of the region is given alongside a re-assessment of the historical and instrumental earthquake records. Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis is undertaken and hazard maps are presented in terms of peak ground parameters as well as spectral ordinates (acceleration and displacement). Owing to their significance to the economy of Lebanon, the three cities of Beirut, Sidon and Tripoli are subjected to site-specific earthquake hazard assessment. The maps provided are the best available estimates of seismic hazards in Lebanon and are recommended for use in risk assessment. Also, the basis and framework for similar studies in the Levant are given. The rigorous and pragmatic approach adopted by the authors renders the book accessible to design engineers and researchers alike.

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.

Volcanic Hazards Risks and Disasters

Volcanic Hazards  Risks and Disasters
Author: Paolo Papale
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2014-10-29
ISBN 10: 0123964768
ISBN 13: 9780123964762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanic Hazards Risks and Disasters Book Review:

Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in volcano and volcanic research, including causality, impacts, preparedness, risk analysis, planning, response, recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while integrating the social and economic issues related to volcanoes and volcanic hazards and disasters. Throughout the book case studies are presented of historically relevant volcanic and seismic hazards and disasters as well as recent catastrophes, such as Chile’s Puyehue volcano eruption in June 2011. Puts the expertise of top volcanologists, seismologists, geologists, and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board at your fingertips Presents you with the latest research—including case studies of prominent volcanoes and volcanic hazards and disasters—on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes support you in grasping key concepts

Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards
Author: Prof Keith Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1134368879
ISBN 13: 9781134368877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Hazards Book Review:

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 which directly threaten humans and what they value. Environmental Hazards provides a lucid comprehensive introduction to both the theory and practice of hazards and their mitigation, drawing on interdisciplinary insights. It is essential reading for students of geography, environmental science, earth science and geology.

Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
Author: Ben Wisner,J.C. Gaillard,Ilan Kelman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 113691868X
ISBN 13: 9781136918681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Book Review:

The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical knowledge and available tools. Organized into five inter-related sections, this Handbook contains sixty-five contributions from leading scholars. Section one situates hazards and disasters in their broad political, cultural, economic, and environmental context. Section two contains treatments of potentially damaging natural events/phenomena organized by major earth system. Section three critically reviews progress in responding to disasters including warning, relief and recovery. Section four addresses mitigation of potential loss and prevention of disasters under two sub-headings: governance, advocacy and self-help, and communication and participation. Section five ends with a concluding chapter by the editors. The engaging international contributions reflect upon the politics and policy of how we think about and practice applied hazard research and disaster risk reduction. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners interested in Geography, Environment Studies and Development Studies.

Disaster Deferred

Disaster Deferred
Author: Seth Stein
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 023115139X
ISBN 13: 9780231151399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Deferred Book Review:

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12, Disaster Deferred revisits these earthquakes, the legends that have grown around them, and the predictions of doom that have followed in their wake. Seth Stein clearly explains the techniques seismologists use to study Midwestern quakes and estimate their danger.