Disaster Education and Management

A Joyride for Students, Teachers and Disaster Managers

Authors: Bhandari, Rajendra Kumar

  • Provides a well-illustrated framework of the holistic understanding of our Planet and the ‘System Earth’ with its risks
  • Discusses natural hazards with simple illustrations to educate common people
  • Helps in spreading disaster education and bringing the behavioural change needed for developing disaster resilient communities
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
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About this book

The book is expressly written for the young minds because they are our best hope for a safer tomorrow. The book is profusely illustrated, as it offers a joyride to the world of the whole range of hazards through simplified teaching-learning process, with less of teaching and more of learning. This is because most readers would love to learn without actually being taught. The book is designed to take advantage of distilled wisdom of centuries to inspire and enlighten the common man to turn them into prime movers of safer societies. Senior citizens, community leaders, self-trained disaster managers, social workers, media personnel, bureaucrats and those averse to the very thought of reading will also find the book useful as it is illustrative and inviting.

About the authors

Dr. R.K. Bhandari is a noted geohazards researcher, a teacher, and a practitioner. Early scientific work of the author was on landslides in the Indian Himalayas, mudslides of the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Sheppey in the United Kingdom, and on landslides in the Central Highlands of SriLanka. The great Malpa rock-avalanche-tragedy of 1998, the Orissa super cyclone of 1999, the Gujarat earthquake of 2001, and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 are some of the recent disastrous events on which he has lectured and written extensively. His major exposure to human-induced disaster came with the terrorist bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003, and the consequent evacuation of his team from Baghdad. As the director of the UN-HABITAT programme in war-torn Iraq, he was responsible for post-disaster housing of internally displaced people under very difficult ground conditions at the most trying time in Iraq’s history.

The author is the recipient of numerous medals, awards and honors including the prestigious 2012 Varnes Medal of the International Consortium of Landslides; Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; Scholarship of the Royal Commission of the U.K. for the Exhibition of 1851, Bhasin Foundation Award for Science and Technology; Jaikrishna Prize; Kuekalmann Award of Indian Geotechnical Society; Disaster Prevention Award of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; and the Distinguished Engineer Award of the Institution of Engineers (India). He is a PhD in Soil Mechanics from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; a Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers (London); and a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Disaster Education: The Silver Bullet

    Bhandari, Rajendra Kumar

    Pages 1-27

  • Disaster Terminology

    Bhandari, Rajendra Kumar

    Pages 29-53

  • The World of Hazards and Disasters

    Bhandari, Rajendra Kumar

    Pages 55-177

  • From Belief to the Basics of Disasters

    Bhandari, Rajendra Kumar

    Pages 179-201

  • The New Awakening

    Bhandari, Rajendra Kumar

    Pages 203-228

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1566-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1565-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2905-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Education and Management
Book Subtitle
A Joyride for Students, Teachers and Disaster Managers
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1566-0
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1566-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1565-3
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2905-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 349
Number of Illustrations and Tables
301 b/w illustrations
Topics