International Year of Planet Earth

Geophysical Hazards

Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Awareness

Editors: Beer, Tom (Ed.)

  • Contains contributions to the International Year of Planet Earth
  • Includes contributions from top international experts
  • Covers both the scientific and the organizational perspectives
  • Covers both the physical and the social science perspectives
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About this book

This volume, written by the Hazards Science Team of the International Year of Planet Earth, brings together some of the most influential international scientists dealing with Natural Hazards and society’s response to natural hazards. It recognises that hazards, like poverty, will always be with us but that concerted and organised societal response can prevent a hazard becoming a disaster. By bringing together geoscientists, social scientists and those concerned with the administration of international science and international disaster reduction, this book details the state-of-the-science as well as the state-of-the-response in natural hazards.

The contents of this volume fall into four parts:

Part 1 deals with the IYPE Hazards Theme and its relation to society, emphasising that implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action requires a strong emphasis on human societies, human security, and that this can be achieved only through appropriate communication. Part 2 focuses on the response of the international scientific community. Part 3 concentrates on geophysical risk and sustainability by considering climate and climate change as well as the theory and the praxis involved in hazards, their prevention and mitigation. Part 4 relates to the observation and assessment of geo-hazards and risk.

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From the reviews:

“Geophysical Hazards is a timely compendium containing contributions by 36 authors and 19 reviewers covering various major geophysical hazards contemporary societies face. These hazards include tsunamis, earthquakes, landslides, rising and falling sea and lake levels, and climate change. … The publisher’s production standard is excellent as well, and maps, diagrams, and tables are of good quality. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (J. D. Ives, Choice, Vol. 48 (2), October, 2010)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Hazards Theme of the International Year of Planet Earth

    Beer, Tom

    Pages 3-16

  • Social Science Perspectives on Hazards and Vulnerability Science

    Cutter, Susan L.

    Pages 17-30

  • Focusing on the Environment and Human Security Nexus

    Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

  • Communicating Geological Hazards: Educating, Training and Assisting Geoscientists in Communication Skills

    Liverman, David

    Pages 41-55

  • Introduction of a New International Research Program: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk - The Challenge of Natural and Human-Induced Environmental Hazards

    McBean, Gordon A.

    Pages 59-69

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3140-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geophysical Hazards
Book Subtitle
Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Awareness
Editors
  • Tom Beer
Series Title
International Year of Planet Earth
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3236-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3236-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3235-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3140-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations, 75 illustrations in colour
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