The Resource Natural disasters, David Alexander

Natural disasters, David Alexander

Label
Natural disasters
Title
Natural disasters
Statement of responsibility
David Alexander
Creator
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"As a well balanced and fully illustrated introductory text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, technological and social components of natural disaster. The main disaster-producing agents are reviewed systematically in terms of geophysical processes and effects, monitoring, mitigation and warning. The relationship between disasters and society is examined with respect to a wide variety of themes, including damage assessment and prevention, hazard mapping, emergency preparedness, the provision of shelter and the nature of reconstruction. Medical emergencies and the epidemiology of disasters are described, and refugee management and aid to the Third World are discussed. A chapter is devoted to the sociology, psychology, economics and history of disasters.--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
AuAdUSA
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Alexander, David,
Dewey number
363.34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Natural disasters
Label
Natural disasters, David Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
  • An introductory text on natural disasters, combining an authoritative treatment of the physical basis of the subject with a well informed perspective on the social, political and economic dimensions so important to a true understanding
  • A revised and enlarged translation of the Italian work: Calamita naturali: lineamenti di geologia ambientale e studio dei disastri' by Pitagora Editrice, Italy, 1990
  • Published in 2001 by CRC Press/Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group
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
radacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- The Geophysical Agents -- 2. Earthquakes and volcanoes -- 3. Atmospheric and hydrological hazards -- 4. Disasters and the land surface -- The Human Impact and Response -- 5. Damage and the built environment -- 6. The logistics and planning and emergency action -- 7. Medical emergencies -- 8. The Third World -- 9. Disasters and socio-economic systems -- Conclusion -- 10. Towards an international strategy against disasters
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 632 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351429238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000001039010
  • (OCoLC)85479577
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001039010
Label
Natural disasters, David Alexander
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
  • An introductory text on natural disasters, combining an authoritative treatment of the physical basis of the subject with a well informed perspective on the social, political and economic dimensions so important to a true understanding
  • A revised and enlarged translation of the Italian work: Calamita naturali: lineamenti di geologia ambientale e studio dei disastri' by Pitagora Editrice, Italy, 1990
  • Published in 2001 by CRC Press/Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group
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
radacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- The Geophysical Agents -- 2. Earthquakes and volcanoes -- 3. Atmospheric and hydrological hazards -- 4. Disasters and the land surface -- The Human Impact and Response -- 5. Damage and the built environment -- 6. The logistics and planning and emergency action -- 7. Medical emergencies -- 8. The Third World -- 9. Disasters and socio-economic systems -- Conclusion -- 10. Towards an international strategy against disasters
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 632 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351429238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)4100000001039010
  • (OCoLC)85479577
  • (EXLCZ)994100000001039010

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