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The Resource Natural disasters and risk management in Canada : an introduction, Nirupama Agrawal

Natural disasters and risk management in Canada : an introduction, Nirupama Agrawal

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Natural disasters and risk management in Canada : an introduction
Title
Natural disasters and risk management in Canada
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Nirupama Agrawal
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
These chapters provide valuable and comprehensive information on a variety of hazards, including both scientific and social aspects of disasters. The work introduces the concept of large, medium and small scale hazards, and includes many useful case studies as well as working examples of theoretical concepts. As readers will acknowledge, today the distinction between natural and technological hazards is becoming blurred and a new concept of NATECH hazards is evolving. For permanent hazards (such as tides, wind waves, coastal erosion and climate change) routine predictions are made, whereas for evanescent hazards (including droughts, sea level rise, and coastal subsidence), monitoring of various parameters is the norm. Only for episodic hazards (for example hurricanes, winter storms, tsunamis, and river floods), early warning systems are used, with varying degrees of success. The book explores how, for certain episodic hazards like tornadoes, landslides, forest fires, snow avalanches, and volcanic eruptions, the early warning systems are still in various stages of development. Readers will gain knowledge of theoretical and practical concepts of risk evaluation which assist in better understanding of disaster dynamics, and readers will become better equipped in quantification of disaster risk and vulnerability. The author explains how risk reduction initiatives, taking into account stakeholders’ participation and perception, can provide a roadmap to building resilient communities and cities. This book will be useful not only to practitioners of disaster management but also to research scholars and graduate students. It is highly readable and will appeal more broadly too, to all those who are interested in the very latest thinking on, and expert analysis of, hazards and disasters
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Agrawal, Nirupama
Dewey number
363.340971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB5011.15
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Advances in natural and technological hazards research,
Series volume
volume 49
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  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • Earth Sciences
  • Natural Hazards
  • Physical Geography
  • Earth System Sciences
  • Popular Science in Nature and Environment
Label
Natural disasters and risk management in Canada : an introduction, Nirupama Agrawal
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to NATECH hazards -- Permanent Hazards -- Evanescent Hazards -- Episodic Hazards – large scale -- Episodic Hazards – small scale -- NATECH Hazards -- Mitigation through early warning – Developed Systems -- Mitigation through early warning – Developing Systems -- Disaster risk management -- Disaster Risk Models -- Risk and vulnerability assessment -- Resilient communities to reduce disaster risk
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SPR1030305660
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Extent
1 online resource (xix, 366 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9789402412833
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-024-1283-3
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
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not applicable
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remote
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  • on1030305660
  • (OCoLC)1030305660
Label
Natural disasters and risk management in Canada : an introduction, Nirupama Agrawal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to NATECH hazards -- Permanent Hazards -- Evanescent Hazards -- Episodic Hazards – large scale -- Episodic Hazards – small scale -- NATECH Hazards -- Mitigation through early warning – Developed Systems -- Mitigation through early warning – Developing Systems -- Disaster risk management -- Disaster Risk Models -- Risk and vulnerability assessment -- Resilient communities to reduce disaster risk
Control code
SPR1030305660
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 366 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789402412833
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-024-1283-3
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1030305660
  • (OCoLC)1030305660

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