Series: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research Volume: 10
By: C Emdad Hacque
396 pages, Illus
This interdisciplinary volume presents first-hand longitudinal research on the riverine hazards in Bangladesh. Addresses the profound significance of the societal aspects and human geographical dimensions of natural disasters. The characteristics and nature of responses to floods and riverbank erosion hazards are examined, as well as the assessment of the impact of the hazards. The book states that disaster impacts are caused as much by social, economic, political and cultural factors as they are by the fickle physical environment of the Quaternary alluvial floodplains.
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