Environmental Hazards

Disaster Research and the Second Environmental Crisis

Assessing the Challenges Ahead

Editors: Kendra, James, Knowles, Scott G., Wachtendorf, Tricia (Eds.)

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  • The book will probe the state of the art of disaster knowledge in several of the most puzzling areas
  • Contributors are acknowledged experts in their fields
  • The work will strive for an integration and synthesis of key ideas but will probe past easy explanations for hazard such as "lack of political will"
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The 50th anniversary of the Disaster Research Center of the University of Delaware provoked a discussion of the field’s background, its accomplishments, and its future directions. Participants representing many disciplines brought new methods to bear on perennial problems relevant to effective disaster management and policy formation.  However, new concerns were raised, stemming from the fact that we live today in a globally unfolding environmental crisis every bit as pressing and worrisome as that of the 1960s when the Disaster Research center was founded.  This volume brings together ideas of participants from that workshop as well as other contributors. Topics include: the history and evolution of disaster research, innovations in disaster management, disaster policy, and ethical considerations of disaster research.  Readers interested in science and technology, public policy, community action, and the evolution of the social sciences will find much of interest in this collection.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04691-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04689-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Research and the Second Environmental Crisis
Book Subtitle
Assessing the Challenges Ahead
Editors
  • James Kendra
  • Scott G. Knowles
  • Tricia Wachtendorf
Series Title
Environmental Hazards
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04691-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04691-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04689-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 343
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
Topics