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Resilience and Opportunity - Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita (Paperback): Amy Liu, Roland V. Anglin,... Resilience and Opportunity - Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita (Paperback)
Amy Liu, Roland V. Anglin, Richard M. Mizelle, Allison Plyer
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Commentary and analysis typically focused on what went wrong in the post-disaster emergency response. This forward-looking book, however, presents a more cautiously optimistic view about the region's ability to bounce back after multiple disasters.

Catastrophes come in different forms --hurricanes, recessions, and oil spills, to name a few. It is imperative that we learn how best to rebuild in the wake of disasters and what capacities and conditions are needed to improve future resilience. Since the devastating summer of 2005, leaders have made important inroads to restoring communities in more prosperous ways. "Resilience and Opportunity" is an important contribution to our collective learning from a teachable moment.

Contributors: Ivye Allen, Foundation for the Mid South; Lance Buhl, Duke University; Ann Carpenter, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Robert A. Collins, Dillard University; Mark S. Davis, Tulane University Law School; Breonne DeDecker, Brandeis University; Karen B. DeSalvo, Tulane University School of Medicine; Kathryn A. Foster, University at Buffalo Regional Institute, SUNY; Linetta Gilbert, The Declaration Initiative; Ambassador James Joseph, Duke University; Mukesh Kumar, Jackson State University; Luceia LeDoux, Baptist Communities Ministries; Silas Lee III, Xavier University of Louisiana; David A. Marcello, Tulane University; Richard McCline, Southern University; Nancy T. Montoya, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Reilly Morse, Mississippi Center for Justice; Elaine Ortiz, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center; Andre Perry, Loyola University, New Orleans; John L. Renne, University of New Orleans; Kalima Rose, PolicyLink; Michael Schwam-Baird, Tulane University; Jasmine M. Waddell, Brandeis University; Nadiene Van Dyke, New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation; Alandra Washington, W. K. Kellogg Foundation; Frederick Weil, Louisiana State University; Leslie Willams, LeaderShift Consulting; Jon Wool, Vera Institute of Justice.

Landslide Databases as Tools for Integrated Assessment of Landslide Risk (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Martin Klose Landslide Databases as Tools for Integrated Assessment of Landslide Risk (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Martin Klose
R3,449 R2,853 Discovery Miles 28 530 Save R596 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This doctoral thesis presents a novel approach to landslide risk assessment that explores the various dimensions of landslide risk in an integrated perspective. The research approach introduced here is tailored for use with landslide databases and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). A landslide susceptibility model is at the heart of this new approach, enabling to identify and delineate areas at risk of landslides and to assess infrastructure exposure. Landslide risk is a pressing societal issue that is still poorly understood. Temporal landslide hazard is derived from landslide frequency statistics and a hydrological simulation approach to estimate triggering thresholds. These methods are integrated into a powerful toolset for cost modeling that uses historical data to compile, model, and extrapolate damage costs on different spatial scales over time. The combination of this toolset with techniques to analyze fiscal cost impacts supports integrated risk assessment by quantifying the economic relevance of landslide losses.

Global Sustainability, Cultural Perspectives and Challenges for Transdisciplinary Integrated Research (Hardcover, 2015 ed.):... Global Sustainability, Cultural Perspectives and Challenges for Transdisciplinary Integrated Research (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Benno Werlen
R3,336 R2,928 Discovery Miles 29 280 Save R408 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers new perspectives of transdisciplinary research, in methodological as well as theoretical respects. It provides insights in the two-fold bio-physical and the socio-cultural global embeddedness of local living conditions on the basis of selected empirical studies from Latin America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. The theoretical foundations of ecological research and sustainability policies were developed at the end of the nineteenth century. They are largely based on investigations of living spaces and the evolution and differentiation of varied life forms. This perspective is embedded in the practical and theoretical European problem situations of the past and lacks social and cultural differentiation. The transformation of spatial and natural relations as a result of the globalization process is so radical that new theories are needed to solve 21st century ecological problems. Moreover, in view of the lack of an ontologically sound and promising strategy for transdisciplinary problem solving, as well as an acceptable consideration of the power of cultural schemas relating to natural living's interpretations, there is a strong need to focus on sustainable social practices, habits and routines, rather than on predominantly living spaces or eco-topes. This book elaborates on the transdisciplinary approach by reflecting on the theoretical heritage and a global perspective of sustainability, by focusing on the primary role of a social approach in sustainability research and by putting emphasis on cultural dimension of sustainability. It postulates that global sustainability is grounded in a global understanding of our everyday activities.

Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action (Hardcover): Robin Andersen, Purnaka L. De Silva Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action (Hardcover)
Robin Andersen, Purnaka L. De Silva
R5,136 Discovery Miles 51 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this moment of unprecedented humanitarian crises, the representations of global disasters are increasingly common media themes around the world. The Routledge Companion to Media and Humanitarian Action explores the interconnections between media, old and new, and the humanitarian challenges that have come to define the twenty-first century. Contributors, including media professionals and experts in humanitarian affairs, grapple with what kinds of media language, discourse, terms, and campaigns can offer enough context and background knowledge to nurture informed global citizens. Case studies of media practices, content analysis and evaluation of media coverage, and representations of humanitarian emergencies and affairs offer further insight into the ways in which strategic communications are designed and implemented in field of humanitarian action.

Origin and Formation of Coastal Boulder Deposits at Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, Western Ireland (Paperback, 2015 ed.):... Origin and Formation of Coastal Boulder Deposits at Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, Western Ireland (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Wibke Erdmann, Dieter Kelletat, Anja Scheffers, Simon K. Haslett
R1,628 R1,384 Discovery Miles 13 840 Save R244 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents geomorphological and sedimentological aspects of Holocene boulder ridges along the coastline of western Ireland (the Aran Islands and Galway Bay). Given these boulders' size, extent and altitude, they are among the most spectacular deposits moved by marine forces worldwide and have challenged researchers to solve their enigmatic history. In particular, the question of how their features were formed (by storm waves or by tsunamis) is a matter of heated debate. The documentation is based on the authors' own field research, including observations on the boulder transport capacity of six extremely strong winter storms in the 2013/14 season. Discussing the arguments published to date and using more than 130 images for clarity, the book addresses the character, setting and extraordinary size of these boulders moved on land, comparing them with the situation along other exposed coastlines of the world.

Disaster Management and Private Sectors - Challenges and Potentials (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Takako Izumi, Rajib Shaw Disaster Management and Private Sectors - Challenges and Potentials (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Takako Izumi, Rajib Shaw
R3,954 R3,310 Discovery Miles 33 100 Save R644 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book draws upon case studies and practices of different types of DRR involvement by the private sector from all over the world. The book comprises two parts, Part I: Overview and Regional Cases; and Part II: Country Cases. The regional cases include those from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America, and the country cases include ones from India, Japan, the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Nepal. DRR at the international level is discussed from the perspective of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). The perspective of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is presented in the discussion of DRR at the societal level. The private sector is becoming more active in disaster management and plays an important role in distributing relief items and sending search and rescue teams in the response phase. However, once the response stage is over, private sector involvement tends to fade. While a number of disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives by the private sector are documented, they remain limited. The private sector can contribute enormously to DRR by developing business continuity plans, innovating technology for early warning systems, and providing and sharing technical knowledge, skills, and resources in the field of disaster preparedness. To strengthen DRR capacity, it is crucial to involve the private sector as major actors in DRR. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster management and DRR studies. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the collective knowledge from this work to policy and decision making. The book provides an overview of the current research trends and furnishes basic knowledge on this important topic.

The Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management - Why disaster management capacity remains low in developing countries and what... The Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management - Why disaster management capacity remains low in developing countries and what can be done (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Asmita Tiwari
R3,547 R2,954 Discovery Miles 29 540 Save R593 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How can a place be built and managed so that it is safe for people to live? Ironically, many governments and citizens keep on asking the same question after every new disaster. Why, even with high levels of investment in increasing government's capacity to manage disasters, do the impacts of disasters continue to increase? What can the governments do differently? What is the role of local communities? Where should aid agencies invest? This book looks into these critical questions and highlights how current capacity development efforts might be resulting in the opposite-capacity crisis or capability trap. The book provides a new approach for the understanding and the developing of effective local capacity to reduce and manage future disaster impacts.

Aftershocks - Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America (Paperback): Jurgen Buchenau, Lyman L. Johnson Aftershocks - Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America (Paperback)
Jurgen Buchenau, Lyman L. Johnson; Series edited by Lyman L. Johnson
R902 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R72 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Earthquakes have helped shape the history of many Latin American nations. The effects of floods, droughts, hurricanes, and earthquakes and tsunamis have destroyed peoples' lives and their built environments, and changed land forms, such as mountains, rivers, forests, and canyons.
This collection of essays focuses on earthquakes in Latin America since the mid-nineteenth century. Often interpreted as evidence of God's wrath, internalized as punishment for sins, and serving as detonators of revolutions, earthquakes have shined an unforgiving light on political corruption and provided new opportunities to previously disadvantaged groups. These analyses of earthquakes reveal the human role in shaping interactions with our environment.
Contributors:
Paul J. Dosal, University of South Florida, Tampa
Virginia Garrard-Burnett, University of Texas, Austin
Mark Healey, University of California, Berkeley
Samuel J. Martland, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana
Stuart McCook, University of Guelph, Ontario
Charles Walker, University of California, Davis
Louise E. Walker, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Young Men and Fire (Standard format, CD): Norman Maclean Young Men and Fire (Standard format, CD)
Norman Maclean; Read by Corey M. Snow
R790 R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Save R179 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Natural Hazards, Second Edition - Explanation and Integration (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Burrell E. Montz, Graham A. Tobin,... Natural Hazards, Second Edition - Explanation and Integration (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Burrell E. Montz, Graham A. Tobin, Ronald R. Hagelman III
R2,349 Discovery Miles 23 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What can we learn from the spatial patterns of disasters? What human and structural factors need to be addressed to explain hazard vulnerability? As populations grow and the climate warms, how can natural hazards be mitigated? Thoroughly revised and updated, and now with a more global perspective, the second edition of this accessible text provides an integrated framework for understanding and managing natural hazards. Numerous case studies from around the world illustrate the complexities of extreme geophysical events and highlight their physical, social, political, and economic dimensions. The text identifies essential principles for tackling the fundamental causes of differential vulnerabilities that perpetuate human distress, and for promoting recovery and resilience. New to This Edition *New frameworks for understanding human resilience and adaptive capacity in recovery, dynamics of risk and uncertainty, and more. *Chapter on spatial and temporal aspects of hazards. *Discussions of cutting-edge topics, such as chronic disasters, controversies in international aid, and how hazards affect regions differentially. *Many new case studies, including Hurricanes Katrina and Charley, Superstorm Sandy, the 2011 Japan tsunami, Ecuador's chronic volcanic hazard, and others. *Reflects 20 years of research advances across the physical and social sciences, development trends, new technologies, and ongoing global climate change.

Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific - Policy and Governance (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Caroline Brassard, David W.... Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific - Policy and Governance (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Caroline Brassard, David W. Giles, Arnold M Howitt
R3,538 R2,944 Discovery Miles 29 440 Save R594 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness and management, including pre-event planning and mitigation, crisis leadership and emergency response, and disaster recovery. Specific events discussed in this book include a broad spectrum of disasters such as tropical storms and typhoons in the Philippines; earthquakes in China; tsunamis in Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives; and bushfires in Australia. The book aims to generate discussions about improved risk reduction strategies throughout the region. It seeks to provide a comparative perspective across countries to draw lessons from three perspectives: public policy, humanitarian systems, and community engagement.

Semi-quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and Prediction (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Sujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti Semi-quantitative Approaches for Landslide Assessment and Prediction (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Sujit Mandal, Ramkrishna Maiti
R3,636 R2,955 Discovery Miles 29 550 Save R681 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the present authors attempted to have a clear insight into the interworking of geotectonic, geomorphic, hydrologic and anthropogenic factors leading to landslide in the Shiv khola Watershed, the most worst affected region of Darjiling Himalaya. This book includes the parameters responsible for landslide events in mountainous areas. It provides knowledge and understanding to the local people, planners, and policy makers about the causes and consequences of landslides as well as provides a suitable method to mitigate the landslips. The book deals with the role of land, water and soil in landslide phenomena. These three attributes have been described in terms of critical rainfall, critical slope, critical height and changes and development of drainage network in landslides. Mitigations and site-specific management options are evaluated considering the roles of local govt., community and other organizations in both pre-slide and post-slide periods. Various scientific methods have been used to assess the landslides that will bring about tremendous help to researchers in the field. In particular, Researchers in Mountain Geomorphology and Geological and Geographical Society will get tremendous help from some topics such as 1-D slope stability model, SCS Curve Number Technique, Assessment of morphological parameters, application of RS & GIS, Application of Analytical Hierarchy Process. Semi-quantitative approach is followed for understanding spatial distribution of cohesion, friction angle slope, lithology and lineaments, drainage, upslope contributing area, land use and land cover types etc. This book also reveals some techniques and models for initiating slope instability.

Natural Hazards, Second Edition - Explanation and Integration (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Burrell E. Montz, Graham A. Tobin,... Natural Hazards, Second Edition - Explanation and Integration (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Burrell E. Montz, Graham A. Tobin, Ronald R. Hagelman III
R721 R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Save R109 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

What can we learn from the spatial patterns of disasters? What human and structural factors need to be addressed to explain hazard vulnerability? As populations grow and the climate warms, how can natural hazards be mitigated? Thoroughly revised and updated, and now with a more global perspective, the second edition of this accessible text provides an integrated framework for understanding and managing natural hazards. Numerous case studies from around the world illustrate the complexities of extreme geophysical events and highlight their physical, social, political, and economic dimensions. The text identifies essential principles for tackling the fundamental causes of differential vulnerabilities that perpetuate human distress, and for promoting recovery and resilience. New to This Edition *New frameworks for understanding human resilience and adaptive capacity in recovery, dynamics of risk and uncertainty, and more. *Chapter on spatial and temporal aspects of hazards. *Discussions of cutting-edge topics, such as chronic disasters, controversies in international aid, and how hazards affect regions differentially. *Many new case studies, including Hurricanes Katrina and Charley, Superstorm Sandy, the 2011 Japan tsunami, Ecuador's chronic volcanic hazard, and others. *Reflects 20 years of research advances across the physical and social sciences, development trends, new technologies, and ongoing global climate change.

Geo-disaster Modeling and Analysis: An SPH-based Approach (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Yu Huang, Zili Dai, Weijie Zhang Geo-disaster Modeling and Analysis: An SPH-based Approach (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Yu Huang, Zili Dai, Weijie Zhang
R3,002 R2,452 Discovery Miles 24 520 Save R550 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Through application of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method, this monograph mainly focuses on large deformations and flow failure simulations of geomaterials and movement behavior, which are always involved in geo-disasters. The work covers the theoretical background, numerical techniques, code implementation issues, and many novel and interesting applications. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional SPH models in the framework of both hydrodynamics and solid mechanics are established, with detailed descriptions. The monograph also contains many appealing and practical examples of geo-disaster modeling and analysis, including the fluidized movement of flow-like landslides, lateral spread of liquefied soils, and flow slides in landfills. In the documented SPH simulations, the propagation of geo-disasters is effectively reproduced. Dynamic behaviors of geomaterials during propagation are ascertained, including sliding path, flow velocity, maximum distance reached, and distribution of deposits. In this way, the monograph presents a means for mapping hazardous areas, estimating hazard intensity, and identifying and designing appropriate protective measures.

Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters - The Economics of Effective Prevention (Paperback): United Nations, World Bank Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters - The Economics of Effective Prevention (Paperback)
United Nations, World Bank
R1,172 R1,067 Discovery Miles 10 670 Save R105 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms are natural hazards, but unnatural disasters are the deaths and damages that result from human acts of omission and commission. Every disaster is unique, but each exposes actions by individuals and governments at different levels that, had they been different, would have resulted in fewer deaths and less damage. Prevention is possible, and this book examines what it takes to do this cost-effectively. It looks at disasters primarily through an economic lens. Economists emphasize self-interest to explain how people choose the amount of prevention, insurance, and coping. But lenses can distort as well as sharpen images, so the book also draws from other disciplines: psychology to examine how people may misperceive risks, political science to understand voting patterns, and nutrition science to see how stunting in children after a disaster impairs cognitive abilities and productivity as adults much later. Peering into the future, it shows that while urbanization and climate change will increase exposure to hazards, vulnerability can be reduced if cities are better managed. This book will be of interest to government officials, urban planners, relief agencies, NGOs, donors, and other development practitioners ."

Community-Based Reconstruction of Society - University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe,... Community-Based Reconstruction of Society - University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Akihiko Hokugo, Yuka Kaneko
R1,339 R1,223 Discovery Miles 12 230 Save R116 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents an academic proposal, developed by a joint research group of leading scholars in the social and natural sciences from universities affected by global-scale mega disasters occurring in Asia in recent decades. These include Kobe University, which experienced the 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake; Tohoku University and Iwate University, both at the center of post-disaster reconstruction following the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; Syiah Kuala University in Aceh, Indonesia, which was hard-hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami; and Sichuan University, which took a leading role in post-disaster recovery following the 2004 Sichuan Earthquake. Presenting a comparative analysis focused on lessons learned from the recovery phase following the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the book addresses in detail the questions of what should be done to enable truly community-based town planning, and what roles should be played by universities in order to achieve those goals.

Cognitive Impairment & Survival After a Natural Disaster - Lessons Learned from Life Experiences in the Great East Japan... Cognitive Impairment & Survival After a Natural Disaster - Lessons Learned from Life Experiences in the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 (Paperback)
Kenichi Meguro
R2,416 Discovery Miles 24 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Behavioural neurology is a subspecialty of neurology that investigates the neurological basis of human behaviour and cognitive function. Recently, dementing diseases have become so common that their behavioural abnormalities are now being investigated with reference to brain damage. During a big disaster, which can critically affect the human population, people should utilise their brains fully in order to survive, that is, to understand the situation around them, to make a proper judgement, and to decide their behaviours; these are associated with brain functions. However, disaster medicine is focused mainly on the environment, with the underlying assumption that brain function is always normal, and thus judgement and behaviour remain normal. By contrast, dementia medicine does not always consider dementia in determining peoples behaviours during the disaster. The author believes that approaches to brain-based disaster medicine and disaster-associated dementia medicine have not been fully integrated nor even investigated. Herein, the author focuses on reconstruction support after the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011, from an academic perspective, with particular respect to behavioural neurology based on his own experiences.

Earthquakes - Monitoring Technology, Disaster Management & Impact Assessment (Hardcover): Wayne Coleman Earthquakes - Monitoring Technology, Disaster Management & Impact Assessment (Hardcover)
Wayne Coleman
R3,868 Discovery Miles 38 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, a number of disasters caused by earthquakes have demonstrated the vulnerability of both the developing and the developed world. This book provides new research on earthquakes. Chapter One focuses on the behavior of a simple spring-block model from the viewpoint of nonlinear dynamics and seismology. Chapter Two employs a new technique based on Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) for determination of liquefaction susceptibility of soil based on Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Cone Penetration Test (CPT) from the Chi-Chi earthquake. Chapter Three presents a review of earthquake phenomenon in Nigeria, the occurrence and available data. Chapter Four describes the behavior and failure mechanisms of unreinforced masonry buildings and different rehabilitation and strengthening techniques. Chapter Five presents the results related to the preferred sources of information related to Risk, Hazard and Natural disaster. Chapter Six presents results regarding urban and semi-rural schoolchildren's seismic risk perception, awareness and preparedness of a highly seismic region, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Chapter Seven reviews the anomalous decrease in groundwater radon before the Taiwan large earthquakes.

Reputation and Image Recovery for the Tourism Industry (Paperback): Gabby Walters, Judith Mair Reputation and Image Recovery for the Tourism Industry (Paperback)
Gabby Walters, Judith Mair
R960 R895 Discovery Miles 8 950 Save R65 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Crises and disasters that directly impact tourism can have extensive reputational implications for the organisations and destinations involved. It is critical that DMOs and CEOs communicate the right message in such circumstances to reassure the public that they have their best interests at heart. Often this is not done well. Every crisis and disaster is different, and knowledge is required to understand how different crises and disasters, whether they be at a destination or an organisational level, affect members of the public. Such insight will provide managers with a clearer understanding of the most effective messaging and communication strategies post event. 'Reputation and Image Recovery for the Tourism Industry' uses real life cases studies to contextualise the relevant theories on tourism, marketing and communication, and unpacks examples of best practice to illustrate how carefully managed response strategies can ensure the organisation's future survival. Packed with international case studies, and with contributions from experts, this edited book is divided into three sections that cover: * Natural Disasters: including cyclones/hurricanes; flooding; earthquakes, volcanos and tsunamis; bush/forest fires and other severe natural events. * Man Made Crises and Organisational Crises: including specific case studies that focus on how destinations restore their reputation following a random act of crime or terror; managing the threat of terrorism- a destination image perspective; managing destination image in the midst of political turmoil and reputation recovery for destinations with long term image issues. * Organisational Crises in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry: including reputation recovery for various tourism organisations including airlines, hotels and theme parks; managing the media in times of organisational crises; best practice public relations strategies for tourism organisations and the role of social media in organisational reputation recovery. Essential reading for students, researchers and industry managers, and the 'go to' text for those wishing to learn about specific strategies and best practice techniques proven to assist with the reputational management of destinations and organisations affected by crises and disasters.

Hurricane Damage - Implications of Increased Risk on the Federal Budget (Hardcover): Martha Atkinson Hurricane Damage - Implications of Increased Risk on the Federal Budget (Hardcover)
Martha Atkinson
R4,072 Discovery Miles 40 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Damage from hurricanes is expected to increase significantly in the coming decades because of the effects of climate change and coastal development. In turn, potential requests for federal relief and recovery efforts will increase as well. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the magnitude of the increases in hurricane damage and the associated amounts of federal aid if historical patterns hold. This book provides a detailed discussion on the implications of increased risk on the federal budget of hurricane damage in the upcoming years.

Disaster Education and Management - A Joyride for Students, Teachers and Disaster Managers (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Rajendra... Disaster Education and Management - A Joyride for Students, Teachers and Disaster Managers (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Rajendra Kumar Bhandari
R4,726 R3,811 Discovery Miles 38 110 Save R915 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Gunflint Burning - Fire in the Boundary Waters (Paperback): Cary J Griffith Gunflint Burning - Fire in the Boundary Waters (Paperback)
Cary J Griffith
R434 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R79 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On May 5, 2007, two days into his twenty-seventh trip to the Boundary Waters, Stephen Posniak found a perfect spot on Ham Lake and set about making a campfire. Over the next two weeks, the fire he set would consume 75,000 acres of forest and 144 build

Disaster Recovery - Used or Misused Development Opportunity (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Rajib Shaw Disaster Recovery - Used or Misused Development Opportunity (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Rajib Shaw
R4,856 R4,225 Discovery Miles 42 250 Save R631 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explains key lessons learned from diverse disaster situations and analyzes them within the framework of governance, education, and technology, providing a framework for disaster recovery as a development opportunity. In post-disaster situations, different types of resources are put into the affected region, varying according to technical, financial, intellectual, and community resources. If properly implemented, disaster recovery can change the context of risk-reduction approaches; if not, it can create additional hazards. In some countries, the post-disaster recovery process has even changed the socio-economic and political context of the affected region and country.

The book has 21 chapters and is divided into four parts: governance and institutional issues (five chapters), education and learning issues (four chapters), technology and innovation issues (five chapters), and cross-cutting issues (five chapters). The final chapter provides an analysis of the key topics.

The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction, and climate change studies. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends in the field and furnishes basic knowledge about these vital topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to policy and decision making."

Volcanoes (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Peter The Late Francis, Clive Oppenheimer Volcanoes (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Peter The Late Francis, Clive Oppenheimer
R1,450 Discovery Miles 14 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new edition of Peter Francis's highly respected text, reflecting new research findings and new eruptions. Preserving the immense clarity and engaging humour of the first edition including a new chapter on hazards and risk mitigation.

Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Hardcover): John Hannigan Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Hardcover)
John Hannigan
R1,487 R1,354 Discovery Miles 13 540 Save R133 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dramatic scenes of devastation and suffering caused by disasters such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, are viewed with shock and horror by millions of us across the world. What we rarely see, however, are the international politics of disaster aid, mitigation and prevention that condition the collective response to natural catastrophes around the world. In this book, respected Canadian environmental sociologist John Hannigan argues that the global community of nations has failed time and again in establishing an effective and binding multilateral mechanism for coping with disasters, especially in the more vulnerable countries of the South.Written in an accessible and even-handed manner, Disasters without Borders it is the first comprehensive account of the key milestones, debates, controversies and research relating to the international politics of natural disasters. Tracing the historical evolution of this policy field from its humanitarian origins in WWI right up to current efforts to cast climate change as the prime global driver of disaster risk, it highlights the ongoing mismatch between the way disaster has been conceptualised and the institutional architecture in place to manage it. The book's bold conclusion predicts the confluence of four emerging trends - politicisation/militarisation, catastrophic scenario building, privatisation of risk, and quantification, which could create a new system of disaster management wherein 'insurance logic' will replace humanitarian concern as the guiding principle. "Disasters Without Borders" is an ideal introductory text for students, lecturers and practitioners in the fields of international development studies, disaster management, politics and international affairs, and environmental geography/sociology.

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