Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research
Author: Fernando I. Rivera
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 0128158212
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research provides a synthesis of the most pressing issues in natural hazards research. The book begins with an overview of emerging research on natural hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, sea-level rise, global warming, climate change and tornadoes, among other topics. Remaining sections cover socially vulnerable populations and the cycles of emergency management. This book will serve as a consolidated resource for academics, students and researchers who are eager to learn about the most pressing issues in today's natural hazard research. Provides a platform for readers to keep up-to-date with the interdisciplinary research that new professionals are producing Covers the multidisciplinary perspectives of the hazards and disasters field Includes international perspectives from new professionals around the world, including developing countries

Handbook of Environmental Sociology

Handbook of Environmental Sociology
Author: Beth Schaefer Caniglia,Andrew Jorgenson,Stephanie A. Malin,Lori Peek,David N. Pellow,Xiaorui Huang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN: 303077712X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Environmental Sociology Book Excerpt:

This handbook defines the contours of environmental sociology and invites readers to push boundaries in their exploration of this important subdiscipline. It offers a comprehensive overview of the evolution of environmental sociology and its role in this era of intensified national and global environmental crises. Its timely frameworks and high-impact chapters will assist in navigating this moment of great environmental inequality and uncertainty. The handbook brings together an outstanding group of scholars who have helped redefine the scope of environmental sociology and expand its reach and impact. Their contributions speak to key themes of the subdiscipline—inequality, justice, population, social movements, and health. Chapter topics include environmental demography, food systems, animals and the environment, climate change, disasters, and much more. The emphasis on public environmental sociology and the forward-thinking approach of this collection is what sets this volume apart. This handbook can serve as an introduction for students new to environmental sociology or as an insightful treatment that current experts can use to further their own research and publication. It will leave readers with a strong understanding of environmental sociology and the motivation to apply it to their work.

The Environment as Hazard

The Environment as Hazard
Author: Ian Burton
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1993-04-09
ISBN: 9780898621594
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Environment as Hazard Book Excerpt:

The Environment as Hazard offers an understanding of how people around the world deal with dramatic fluctuations in the local natural systems of air, water, and terrain. Reviewing recent theoretical and methodological changes in the investigation of natural hazards, the authors describe how research findings are being incorporated into public policy, particularly research on slow cumulative events, technological hazards, the role played by social systems, and the relation of hazards theory to risk analysis. Through vivid examples from a broad sample of countries, this volume illuminates the range of experiences associated with natural hazards. The authors show how modes of coping change with levels of economic development by contrasting hazards in developing countries with those in high income countries - comparing the results of hurricanes in Bangladesh and the United States, and earthquakes in Nicaragua and California. In new introductory and concluding chapters that supplement the original text, the authors present new global data sets, as well as a trenchant discussion of implications of hazards research for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and for attempts by the world community to come to grips with the threats of climate change.

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
Author: David Chapman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards Book Excerpt:

Bushfires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes are natural phenomena, inspiring both fear and dread when human life or property is affected. While a blizzard in Alaska may hardly be noticed, that same blizzard in Sydney, Australia, would create hovoc, bringing with it a sudden engery crisis as people attempted to keep warm in a city totally unused to such weather.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dissertations, Academic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards Observer

Natural Hazards Observer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Disaster relief
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Minority Voices

Minority Voices
Author: John Paul Myers
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minority Voices Book Excerpt:

In this unique reader, eighteen social scientists write about their own personal experiences, and those of their families, as members of a particular racial or ethnic group in the United States. Many essays tell compelling stories of how institutional discrimination operates, and how circumstances can persuade people to accept prejudice and discrimination. Several selections written by women who are also members of a racial or ethnic minority show how different types of discrimination interact. Each contributor compares the experience of his or her own family to the larger group experience, telling a story that is at once personal and sociological.

Hazards in a Fickle Environment Bangladesh

Hazards in a Fickle Environment  Bangladesh
Author: C.E. Haque
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1997-12-31
ISBN: 9780792348696
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A holistic approach to the nature-society relationship and its connection to disasters in Bangladesh. Though rooted in the hard science of the Riverbank Erosion Impact Study carried out between 1984 and 1989, Haque (geography, Brandon U.) is also very concerned with other aspects of the problem such as the displacement, relocation and resettlement of disaster refugees, human coping responses to natural hazards, social class formation and vulnerability of the population, and public policy issues. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Bibliography of Agriculture with Subject Index

Bibliography of Agriculture with Subject Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Don t be Making Big of Yourself

 Don t be Making Big of Yourself
Author: Joanne Cunningham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Abstracts of the Annual Meeting American Anthropological Association

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting    American Anthropological Association
Author: American Anthropological Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anthropology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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National Union Catalog

National Union Catalog
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Union catalogs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Union Catalog Book Excerpt:

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

1995 Farm Bill Working Group Paper Series Research and education

1995 Farm Bill Working Group Paper Series  Research and education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agricultural laws and legislation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Disasters Icebergs and glaciers wind gusts

Natural Disasters  Icebergs and glaciers wind gusts
Author: Marlene Bradford,Robert S. Carmichael,Tracy Irons-Georges
Publsiher: Salem PressInc
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Disasters Icebergs and glaciers wind gusts Book Excerpt:

Looks at the science behind such natural disasters as avalanches, hail, typhoons, mud and rock slides, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, and discusses prevention and preparations, and rescue and relief efforts.

The Presidency and Economic Policy

The Presidency and Economic Policy
Author: Chris J. Dolan,John P. Frendreis,Raymond Tatalovich
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Presidency and Economic Policy Book Excerpt:

The Presidency and the Economic Policy offers an update on how economic issues have developed and evolved since the first version of the book was published in 1994. This book addresses the extent to which the president influences the domestic and global economy, manages and coordinates the economic policymaking process, and determines various economic issues on the national public policy agenda.

Magazines for Libraries

Magazines for Libraries
Author: Cheryl LaGuardia,Bill Katz,Linda Sternberg Katz
Publsiher: R. R. Bowker
Total Pages: 1210
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780835245418
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sociology of Katrina

The Sociology of Katrina
Author: David L. Brunsma,David Overfelt,J. Steven Picou
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sociology of Katrina Book Excerpt:

As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological failures and widespread toxic contamination, causing the largest internal diaspora of displaced people in recent U.S. history. This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. The chapters in this volume discuss sociological perspectives of disaster literature, provide alternative views and analyses of early post-storm data collection efforts, and examine emerging social questions that have surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina.

Proceedings of a Tri lateral Workshop on Natural Hazards

Proceedings of a Tri lateral Workshop on Natural Hazards
Author: Tri-lateral Workshop on Natural Hazards
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Emergency management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to the Philosophies of Research and Criticism in Education and the Social Sciences

Introduction to the Philosophies of Research and Criticism in Education and the Social Sciences
Author: James L. Paul
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Philosophies of Research and Criticism in Education and the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

This rigorous volume focuses on the underlying perspectives justifying the major approaches currently being used in educational research.Introductory chapters lay the foundation for exploring varying research perspectives. Nine specific perspectives on research—post positivism, pragmatism, constructivism, ethics and deliberate democracy, criticism, interpretivism, race/ethnicity/gender, arts-based research, and post structuralism—are examined, through discussions written by senior scholars known for their expertise in the perspective. And, a “guided tour” of criticism is given, in which these same scholars demonstrate the use of the “critical method” by critiquing six studies selected as exemplars of different research approaches.For education students who aspire to become researchers, and for those who simply need to read and understand research literature.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2014 2015 Volumes 1a 1b Set

Yearbook of International Organizations 2014 2015  Volumes 1a   1b  Set
Author: Union of International Associations
Publsiher: Yearbook of International Orga
Total Pages: 1450
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN: 9789004271975
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearbook of International Organizations 2014 2015 Volumes 1a 1b Set Book Excerpt:

The Yearbook of International Organizations provides the most extensive coverage of non-profit international organizations currently available. Detailed profiles of international non-governmental (NGO) and intergovernmental organizations (IGO), collected and documented by the Union of International Associations, can be found here. In addition to the history, aims and activities of international organizations, with their events, publications, and contact details, the volumes of the Yearbook include networks between associations, biographies of key people involved and extensive statistical data. Volume 1 (A and B) covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events. This includes names (in English, French and, where available, other languages), abbreviations and descriptions of over 34,000 not-for-profit organizations currently active in every field of human endeavor, as well as references to associated organizations, whose goals cross all economic, political and geographical borders, offering an insight into new, productive relationships. Volume 1 also allows quick and easy cross-referencing from volumes 2, 3, 4, and 6.