Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research
Author: Fernando I. Rivera
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2019-06-07
ISBN 10: 0128162651
ISBN 13: 9780128162651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research Book Review:

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research provides a synthesis of the most pressing issues in natural hazards research by new professionals. The book begins with an overview of emerging research on natural hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, sea-level rise, global warming, climate change, and tornadoes, among others. Remaining sections include topics such as socially vulnerable populations and the cycles of emergency management. Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research is intended to serve as a consolidated resource for academics, students, and researchers to learn about the most pressing issues in natural hazard research today. Provides a platform for readers to keep up-to-date with the interdisciplinary research that new professionals are producing Covers the multidisciplinary perspectives of the hazards and disasters field Includes international perspectives from new professionals around the world, including developing countries

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research
Author: Fernando I. Rivera
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128158212
ISBN 13: 9780128158210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research Book Review:

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research provides a synthesis of the most pressing issues in natural hazards research. The book begins with an overview of emerging research on natural hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, sea-level rise, global warming, climate change and tornadoes, among other topics. Remaining sections cover socially vulnerable populations and the cycles of emergency management. This book will serve as a consolidated resource for academics, students and researchers who are eager to learn about the most pressing issues in today's natural hazard research. Provides a platform for readers to keep up-to-date with the interdisciplinary research that new professionals are producing Covers the multidisciplinary perspectives of the hazards and disasters field Includes international perspectives from new professionals around the world, including developing countries

Natural Hazards and Disaster Justice

Natural Hazards and Disaster Justice
Author: Anna Lukasiewicz,Claudia Baldwin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN 10: 9811504660
ISBN 13: 9789811504662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards and Disaster Justice Book Review:

This book explores policy, legal, and practice implications regarding the emerging field of disaster justice, using case studies of floods, bushfires, heatwaves, and earthquakes in Australia and Southern and South-east Asia. It reveals geographic locational and social disadvantage and structural inequities that lead to increased risk and vulnerability to disaster, and which impact ability to recover post-disaster. Written by multidisciplinary disaster researchers, the book addresses all stages of the disaster management cycle, demonstrating or recommending just approaches to preparation, response and recovery. It notably reveals how procedural, distributional and interactional aspects of justice enhance resilience, and offers a cutting edge analysis of disaster justice for managers, policy makers, researchers in justice, climate change or emergency management.

Handbook of Environmental Sociology

Handbook of Environmental Sociology
Author: Beth Schaefer Caniglia
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 303077712X
ISBN 13: 9783030777128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Disaster Response and Recovery

Disaster Response and Recovery
Author: David A. McEntire
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN 10: 1119810051
ISBN 13: 9781119810056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Response and Recovery Book Review:

DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY The new edition of the standard textbook in the field, updated with new studies and practical guidelines for reacting to the complexities of today’s disasters Disaster Response and Recovery: Strategies and Tactics for Resilience provides a thorough overview of the challenges and functions of the emergency management profession, covering the various types of disasters, theoretical frameworks, the different individuals and agencies involved, technological tools, practical response measures, and more. Written by a recognized leader in the field, this comprehensive textbook offers clear guidance on developing disaster resilience through preparedness, planning, improvisation, leadership, and ??professionalism. Revised and updated throughout, the third edition addresses key response and recovery operations of the COVID-19 pandemic, including human attitudes, political issues, communication challenges, medical surges, and volunteer management. New examples and case studies also highlight lessons learned from Hurricane Irma, the California wildfires, brush fires in Australia, the Midwest derecho windstorm, the Beirut explosion, the Las Vegas shooting, riots and civil unrest in the United States, and other recent disasters. In addition, the book: Describes tools and techniques required to protect lives, reduce property damage, and minimize disruption Features new coverage of climate change, social media, drones and artificial intelligence, racial and social justice, recent legislation and regulations, and emergency management policies and procedures Discusses theoretical approaches to the management of disasters, strategies to revitalize affected communities, and mitigation methods to reduce future vulnerability Contains learning objectives, key term definitions, case studies, real-world examples, summary and review questions, and evaluation tools Includes access to a companion website with an instructor’s manual, a sample syllabus, chapter tests, PowerPoint slides, exam questions, and additional teaching resources Integrating the theory and practice of emergency management, public administration, policy, and sociology, Disaster Response and Recovery: Strategies and Tactics for Resilience, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for advanced students in emergency management programs as??well as emergency planners, emergency management coordinators, risk managers, and other practitioners in the field.

Defining Disaster

Defining Disaster
Author: Aronsson-Storrier, Marie,Dahlberg, Rasmus
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN 10: 1839100303
ISBN 13: 9781839100307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defining Disaster Book Review:

This timely book unpacks the idea of ‘disaster’ from a variety of approaches, broadening understanding and improving the usability of this complex and often contested concept. Including multidisciplinary perspectives from leading and emerging scholars, it offers reflections on how the concept of disaster has been shaped by and within various fields of research, providing complementary and thought-provoking comparisons across many domains.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society
Author: Tara K. McGee,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN 10: 1000597601
ISBN 13: 9781000597608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society Book Review:

This Handbook provides a state-of-the-science review of research and practice in the human dimensions of hazards field. The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Hazards and Society reviews and assesses existing knowledge and explores future research priorities in this growing field. It showcases the work of international experts, including established researchers, future stars in the field, and practitioners. Organised into four parts, all chapters have an international focus, and many include case studies from around the world. Part I explains geophysical and hydro-meteorological/climatological hazards, their impacts, and mitigation. Part II explores vulnerability, resilience, and equity. Part III explores preparedness, responses during environmental hazard events, impacts, and the recovery process. Part IV explores policy and practice, including governments, support provided during and after environmental hazard events, and provision of information. This Handbook will serve as an important resource for students, academics, practitioners, and policymakers working in the fields of environmental hazards and disaster risk reduction.

Climate Vulnerability and Resilience in the Global South

Climate Vulnerability and Resilience in the Global South
Author: G. M. Monirul Alam,Michael O. Erdiaw-Kwasie,Gustavo J. Nagy,Walter Leal Filho
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2021-08-21
ISBN 10: 3030772594
ISBN 13: 9783030772598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Vulnerability and Resilience in the Global South Book Review:

This book provides hands-on conceptual, theoretical, and case study discussions on vulnerability and resilience in the global south. This book covers the core of adaptation strategies in developing countries context in an easy-to-follow theoretical and empirical examples. This book shares contemporary approaches on vulnerability, adaptation strategies, and resilience, which aim to assist its targeted audience (academics, policymakers, and practitioners) to understand and make informed decisions in a wide variety of real-world resilience situations.

Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Science

Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Science
Author: Brenda D. Phillips,David M. Neal,Gary R. Webb
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2021-12-30
ISBN 10: 1000513416
ISBN 13: 9781000513417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Science Book Review:

A definitive resource, the Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Science presents the essentials to better understand and manage disasters. The third edition of this popular text has been revised and updated to provide a substantively enriched and evidence-based guide for students and emerging professionals. The new emphasis on disaster science places it at the forefront of a rapidly evolving field. This third edition offers important updates, including: Newly commissioned insights from former students and professional colleagues involved with emergency management practice and disaster science; international policies, programs, and practices; and socially vulnerable populations. Significantly enriched content and coverage of new disasters and recent research, particularly the worldwide implications of climate change and pandemics. Pedagogical features like chapter objectives, key terms and definitions, discussion points and resources. The only textbook authored by three winners of the Blanchard Award for excellence in emergency management instruction. Online Support Material with instructional videos containing practical information and learning objectives for the next generation of emergency managers and disaster scientists. The Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Science is a must-have textbook for graduate and undergraduate students and is also an excellent source of information for researchers and professionals.

Disaster Prevention

Disaster Prevention
Author: Kelman Ilan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1317423070
ISBN 13: 9781317423072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Prevention Book Review:

Leading editors have curated collections of important Routledge research in ebook form to share recommended paths to understanding cutting-edge topics. In this book Ilan Kelman presents his guide to the must-read research on the subject of Disaster Prevention.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
Author: Christopher B. Field,Vicente Barros,Thomas F. Stocker,Qin Dahe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN 10: 1107380103
ISBN 13: 9781107380103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Book Review:

This Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report (IPCC-SREX) explores the challenge of understanding and managing the risks of climate extremes to advance climate change adaptation. Extreme weather and climate events, interacting with exposed and vulnerable human and natural systems, can lead to disasters. Changes in the frequency and severity of the physical events affect disaster risk, but so do the spatially diverse and temporally dynamic patterns of exposure and vulnerability. Some types of extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency or magnitude, but populations and assets at risk have also increased, with consequences for disaster risk. Opportunities for managing risks of weather- and climate-related disasters exist or can be developed at any scale, local to international. Prepared following strict IPCC procedures, SREX is an invaluable assessment for anyone interested in climate extremes, environmental disasters and adaptation to climate change, including policymakers, the private sector and academic researchers.

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
Author: Douglas Paton,David Johnston
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 0398091692
ISBN 13: 9780398091699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilience Book Review:

Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.

Handbook of Disaster Research

Handbook of Disaster Research
Author: Havidan Rodriguez,Enrico L. Quarantelli,Russell Dynes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 611
Release: 2009-11-14
ISBN 10: 0387323538
ISBN 13: 9780387323534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Disaster Research Book Review:

This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow.

Handbook of Disaster Research

Handbook of Disaster Research
Author: Havidán Rodríguez,William Donner,Joseph E. Trainor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 331963254X
ISBN 13: 9783319632544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Disaster Research Book Review:

This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research as it stands now while outlining how the field will continue to grow.

Disaster Research

Disaster Research
Author: Rasmus Dahlberg,Olivier Rubin,Morten Thanning Vendelø
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN 10: 1317531396
ISBN 13: 9781317531395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Research Book Review:

Given the tendency of books on disasters to predominantly focus on strong geophysical or descriptive perspectives and in-depth accounts of particular catastrophes, Disaster Research provides a much-needed multidisciplinary perspective of the area. This book is is structured thematically around key approaches to disaster research from a range of different, but often complementary academic disciplines. Each chapter presents distinct approaches to disaster research that is anchored in a particular discipline; ranging from the law of disasters and disaster historiography to disaster politics and anthropology of disaster. The methodological and theoretical contributions underlining a specific approach to disasters are discussed and illustrative empirical cases are examined that support and further inform the proposed approach to disaster research. The book thus provides unique insights into fourteen state-of-the-art disciplinary approaches to the understanding of disasters. The theoretical discussions as well as the diverse range of disaster cases should be of interest to both postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as academics, researchers and policymakers.

Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters

Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters
Author: Katie E. Cherry
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-07-09
ISBN 10: 9781441903938
ISBN 13: 1441903933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters Book Review:

Some of our most disturbing images of Hurricane Katrina involve the very old, trapped in flooded nursing homes, and the very young, sick in toxic trailers. Using the Katrina-Rita nexus as its reference point, Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters takes the developmental long view on human strengths and vulnerabilities during large-scale devastation and crisis. An expert panel of behavioral scientists and first responders analyzes the psychological impact of natural disasters on—and coping faculties associated with—children, adolescents, and young, middle-aged, older, young-old and late-life oldest-old adults. This timely information is invaluable both to mental health service providers and to those tasked with developing age-appropriate disaster preparedness, intervention, and recovery programs. In addition, the book references other deadly storms as well as other major catastrophic events (e.g., the September 11 attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami), and includes such topics as: Young children’s understanding of hurricanes. Positive adjustment in youth after Katrina. How families make meaning out of disaster. Disaster recovery in the workplace. Recovery services for the frail elderly. Coping and health in late life. Preparation and training mental health personnel for disasters. Unique in the disaster literature, Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters serves as a research reference and idea book for professionals and graduate-level students in psychology, social work, and disaster preparedness and services.

Acts of God

Acts of God
Author: Ted Steinberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780199838912
ISBN 13: 0199838917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acts of God Book Review:

As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question--could any of this have been avoided? How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning? Steinberg's Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United States. This revised edition features a new chapter analyzing the failed response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster Steinberg warned could happen when the book first was published. Focusing on America's worst natural disasters, Steinberg argues that it is wrong to see these tragedies as random outbursts of nature's violence or expressions of divine judgment. He reveals how the decisions of business leaders and government officials have paved the way for the greater losses of life and property, especially among those least able to withstand such blows--America's poor, elderly, and minorities. Seeing nature or God as the primary culprit, Steinberg explains, has helped to hide the fact that some Americans are simply better able to protect themselves from the violence of nature than others. In the face of revelations about how the federal government mishandled the Katrina calamity, this book is a must-read before further wind and water sweep away more lives. Acts of God is a call to action that needs desperately to be heard.

Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation in South Asia

Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation in South Asia
Author: Adluri Subramanyam Raju
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-09-24
ISBN 10: 1000452875
ISBN 13: 9781000452877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation in South Asia Book Review:

This book examines how bilateralism and multilateralism serve as cornerstones in bringing countries together to enhance regional cooperation. It explores the unfolding dynamics of bilateral and multilateral relationships in South Asia and looks at how factors like the absence of shared identities or common threats from external sources, a lack of trust, and suspicion are manifesting as obstacles for regional cooperation. With case studies from various constituent countries, the volume studies themes such as economic cooperation in South Asia, connections through sub-regional initiatives, migration and refugee problems in the region, SAARC and terrorism, the Pashtun factor in Afghanistan–Pakistan relations, India’s interests in ASEAN and BIMSTEC, the nuclear dynamics of India–Pakistan relations, India–Bangladesh connectivity issues, Sri Lanka as a troubled island nation, and Afghanistan’s relations with the Kashmir Valley. It discusses the implications of these long-standing issues that have stood as impediments to regional cooperation and bringing new perspectives to enable greater understanding and probable solutions. A comprehensive and accessible volume, it will be useful for scholars and researchers of international relations, international trade, South Asian studies, SAARC, regional development, international and multilateral trade, political studies, geo-politics, strategic and defence studies, and peace and conflict resolution.

Women Gender and Disaster

Women  Gender and Disaster
Author: Elaine Enarson,P G Dhar Chakrabarti
Publsiher: SAGE Publications India
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2009-12-10
ISBN 10: 8132104803
ISBN 13: 9788132104803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Gender and Disaster Book Review:

Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives examines gender within the context of disaster risk management. It argues for gender mainstreaming as an effective strategy towards achieving disaster risk reduction and mitigating post-disaster gender disparity. Highlighting that gender inequalities pervade all aspects of life, it analyses the failure to implement inclusive and gender-sensitive approaches to relief and rehabilitation work. While examining positive strategies for change, the collection focuses on women's knowledge, capabilities, leadership and experience in community resource management. The authors emphasize that these strengths in women, which are required for building resilience to hazards and disasters, are frequently overlooked. This timely book will be extremely useful to policy makers and professionals active in the field of disaster management and to academics and students in gender studies, social work, environmental studies and development studies.

Research Justice

Research Justice
Author: Jolivette, Andrew J
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-07-22
ISBN 10: 144732465X
ISBN 13: 9781447324652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Justice Book Review:

Research Justice (RJ) is a strategic framework and methodological intervention that seeks to transform structural inequities in research. Research Justice: Methodologies for Social Change builds upon the methodological frameworks developed by the national non-profit organization, DataCenter Research for Justice and is the first book to take a radical approach to socially just, community centred research. Challenging traditional models for conducting social science research within marginalized populations, it examines the relationships and intersections between research, knowledge construction, and political power/legitimacy in society. Presenting a new and highly innovative concept of Collective Ceremonial Research Responsiveness, it envisions equal political power and legitimacy for different forms of knowledge including the cultural, spiritual and experiential. The book examines how the co-existence of these various forms of knowledge can lead to greater equality in public policies and laws that rely on data and research to produce social change. Offering a much-needed analysis of the intersections between Research Methods, Public Policy, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, this unique book will be of wide interest to researchers and students in a variety of disciplines