Title:Environmental Hazards : Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster (Routledge Physical Environment Series) Author(s): By Keith Smith Price: $34.95 (Paperback) Buy it!
Covers all major rapid-onset events (natural, human, or technological in origin) which directly threaten human life on a community scale. Combining insights from both the natural and social sciences, presents a broad overview followed by a systematic analysis of specific hazards. The new edition includes new global case studies and fresh material on risk management, epidemics, disaster trends, Third World vulnerability, remote sensing, mass movements, and droughts. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.