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Cyclones in Southern Africa

Volume 2: Foundational and Fundamental Topics

Editors: Nhamo, Godwell, Dube, Kaitano (Eds.)

  • Presents foundational and fundamental topics regarding tropical cyclones in Southern Africa
  • Contains topics reflecting on the application of the systems thinking approach, the role of Hunhu/Ubuntu as a local community response to floods and cyclones, and the exploration of indigenous knowledge systems in understanding tropical cyclones
  • Comes in a series of three volumes that present comprehensive and ground-breaking work on the impacts of tropical cyclones in southern Africa
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About this book

The subject of tropical cyclones in Southern Africa, also known as hurricanes or typhoons in other regions of the world, has been growing over the past few decades. However, there is still limited literature on foundational and fundamental topics on the matter. To this end, this book addresses this gap, citing some examples from both historic and recent tropical cyclones. The book presents meteorological and climatic aspects of tropical cyclones, including reviews on forecasting, warning message dissemination and public response aspects of early warning systems with a focus on the Tropical Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. Fundamentals in disaster risk reduction (DRR) are also discussed moving from the provisions of the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005–2015), to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015–2030). Climate change issues are central to the publication, as well as the role of information and communication technologies in DRR and management. The book also tackles some challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of regional legal and institutional frameworks on DRR. The book comes as part of a series with three volumes. The other volumes include “Cyclones in Southern Africa Vol. 1: Interfacing the Catastrophic Impact of Cyclone Idai with SDGs in Zimbabwe” and “Cyclones in Southern Africa Vol 3: Implications for the Sustainable Development Goals”. To this end, this book is suitable as a read for several professionals and disciplines such as tourism and hospitality studies, economics, sustainable development, development studies, environmental sciences, arts, geography, life sciences, politics, planning and public health.

About the authors

Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C-Rated researcher in the fields of Climate Change and Governance, Green Economy and Sustainable Development. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University (South Africa), an MSc from the University of Botswana (Botswana) and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe).

Kaitano Dube is an Ecotourism Management Lecturer at Vaal University of Technology (South Africa). He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) Y-Rated tourism geographer researching in the area of tourism, climate change and sustainability.  He holds a PhD and MSc from the University of South Africa (South Africa). He graduated with a BSc Hons from Midlands State University in Gweru (Zimbabwe).


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eBook 117,69 €
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  • Due: July 20, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74262-1
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • Due: July 20, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74261-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cyclones in Southern Africa
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Foundational and Fundamental Topics
Editors
  • Godwell Nhamo
  • Kaitano Dube
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74262-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74262-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74261-4
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 378
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations
Topics