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Geophysical Hazards

Edited By: Tom Beer
288 pages, 121 illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Geophysical Hazards
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About this book

This volume brings together some of the most influential international scientists dealing with Natural Hazards and society's response to natural hazards. It recognises that hazards will always be with us but that concerted and organised societal response can prevent a hazard becoming a disaster. By bringing together geoscientists, social scientists and those concerned with the administration of international science and international disaster reduction, this book details the state-of-the-science as well as the state-of-the-response in natural hazards.

Contents

Part 1: The IYPE Hazards Theme: Minimising Risk, Maximising Awareness.- Part 2: The Hyogo Framework for Action -- Science meets Society.- Part 3: The Response of the International Scientific Community.- Part 4: Geophysical Risk and Sustainability. Climate and climate change. Theory and Practice.- Part 5: GeoHazards and Risks -- Observation and Assessment.

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Edited By: Tom Beer
288 pages, 121 illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Media reviews

From the reviews: "Geophysical Hazards is a timely compendium containing contributions by 36 authors and 19 reviewers covering various major geophysical hazards contemporary societies face. These hazards include tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, rising and falling sea and lake levels, and climate change. ! The publisher's production standard is excellent as well, and maps, diagrams, and tables are of good quality. ! Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals." (J. D. Ives, Choice, Vol. 48 (2), October, 2010)

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