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Future Resource Shortage - Consequence (Paperback): Johnny,C.H. LOK Future Resource Shortage - Consequence (Paperback)
Johnny,C.H. LOK
R1,434 R1,316 Discovery Miles 13 160 Save R118 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication - Shake Networks (Hardcover): Francesca Comunello, Simone Mulargia Social Media in Earthquake-Related Communication - Shake Networks (Hardcover)
Francesca Comunello, Simone Mulargia
R1,339 Discovery Miles 13 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents a comprehensive framework for disaster communication, with a main focus on earthquake-related communication, building on a previously fragmented, single-case study approach to analysing the role of social media during natural disasters. The authors consider both traditional communication patterns and a networked model. Following traditional command-and-control disaster management paradigms, disaster communication has historically been framed as a linear process, in which experts or authorities give instructions to a passive audience. In recent years growing attention has been devoted to bottom-up disaster communication processes, and scholars have begun to focus on activities performed by citizens through digital media. These activities include eyewitness information sharing, collective intelligence processes, and digital volunteering. Each chapter identifies and addresses four different scenarios: top-down information sharing, citizen information gathering, institutional communication gathering, and bottom-up information sharing.

California Disasters 1800-1900 - Firsthand Accounts of Fires, Shipwrecks, Floods, Earthquakes, and Other Historic California... California Disasters 1800-1900 - Firsthand Accounts of Fires, Shipwrecks, Floods, Earthquakes, and Other Historic California Tragedies (Paperback)
William B Secrest
R374 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R112 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It was another time. Deadly earthquakes, steamboat explosions, floods, train wrecks, and other tragedies were a part of everyday life in nineteenth-century California. Yet, the men and women of the day licked their wounds, mourned their dead, picked up the pieces, and plunged ahead to build a great prosperous new state that took its place in the forefront of our great Union. This is their stories, in their own words. First-person accounts of the major 19th century California catastrophes. Includes scores of contemporary period photographs and other illustrations.

The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror (Hardcover): John Coulter The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror (Hardcover)
John Coulter; Edited by Michelle M. Haas
R983 Discovery Miles 9 830 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
FEMA & Regional Preparedness - Co-Ordination Efforts (Hardcover): Brenda Martinez FEMA & Regional Preparedness - Co-Ordination Efforts (Hardcover)
Brenda Martinez
R2,000 R1,519 Discovery Miles 15 190 Save R481 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for coordinating with state, local, and tribal governments to prepare for disasters. Specifically, FEMA provides preparedness grants to states and localities, and works to implement the National Incident Management System nationwide, among other things. This book addresses the extent to which FEMA and regional offices have addressed preparedness grant management coordination challenges; established a system to assess National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation; and collaborated with Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) stakeholders.

Nisyros Volcano - The Kos - Yali - Nisyros Volcanic Field (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Volker Jorg Dietrich, Evangelos Lagios Nisyros Volcano - The Kos - Yali - Nisyros Volcanic Field (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Volker Jorg Dietrich, Evangelos Lagios
R3,345 R2,644 Discovery Miles 26 440 Save R701 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents the first compilation of scientific research on the island of Nisyros, involving various geoscientific disciplines. Presenting a wealth of illustrations and maps, including a geological map of the volcano, it also provides valuable insights into the geothermal potential of Greece. The island of Nisyros is a Quaternary volcano located at the easternmost end of the South Aegean Volcanic Arc. The island is nearly circular, with an average diameter of 8 km, and covers an area of approximately 42 km2. It lies above a base of Mesozoic limestone and a thin crust, with the mantle-crust transition located at a depth of approximately 27 km. The volcanic edifice of Nisyros comprises a succession of calc-alkaline lavas and pyroclastic rocks, as well as a summit caldera with an average diameter of 4 km. Nisyros marks the most recent volcano in the large prehistoric volcanic field between Kos-Yali-Strongyli-Pyrgousa-Pachia-Nisyros, where the largest eruption ("Kos Plateau Tuff") in the history of the eastern Mediterranean devastated the Dodecanese islands 161,000 years ago. Although the last volcanic activity on Nisyros dates back at least 20,000 to 25,000 years, it encompasses an active hydrothermal system underneath the volcano with temperatures of roughly 100 DegreesC at the Lakki plain, the present-day caldera floor and 350 DegreesC at a depth of 1,550 m. A high level of seismic unrest, thermal waters and fumarolic gases bear testament to its continuous activity, which is due to a large volume of hot rocks and magma batches at greater depths, between 3,000 and 8,000 m. Violent hydrothermal eruptions accompanied by major earthquakes occurred in 1873 and 1888 and left behind large, "world-wide unique" explosion craters in the old caldera. Through diffuse soil degassing, the discharge of all hydrothermal craters in the Lakki plain releases 68 tons of hydrothermal-volcanic derived CO2 and 42 MW of thermal energy per day. This unique volcanic and hydrothermal environment is visited daily by hundreds of tourists.

Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Hardcover): John Hannigan Disasters Without Borders - The International Politics of Natural Disasters (Hardcover)
John Hannigan
R1,318 R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Save R302 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 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.

Tsunami: To Survive From Tsunami (Hardcover, Second Edition): Tomotsuka Takayama, Kazumasa Katoh, Fumihiko Imamura, Yoshiaki... Tsunami: To Survive From Tsunami (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Tomotsuka Takayama, Kazumasa Katoh, Fumihiko Imamura, Yoshiaki Kawata, Susumu Murata, …
R2,311 R2,143 Discovery Miles 21 430 Save R168 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book is organized into two parts: the first part covers (i) the precious lessons obtained from recent actual tsunami disasters including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster, (ii) fundamental knowledge of tsunami for our survival, and (iii) concludes the lessons learnt and listing measures for tsunami disaster mitigation for saving human lives. The second part presents tsunami from academic perspective in two chapters: one describes tsunami occurrence mechanism and near-shore behavior; the other mentions numerical simulation and forecasting of tsunami.

Called to Sankofa - Leading In, Through and Beyond Disaster-A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in... Called to Sankofa - Leading In, Through and Beyond Disaster-A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans (Paperback, New edition)
Tammie M. Causey-Konate, Margaret Montgomery-Richard
R766 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R170 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Called to Sankofa is a collection of Hurricane Katrina survival stories by African American education leaders in New Orleans. It draws upon the West African concept, Sankofa, which loosely translates to "return to the source and fetch." The griots, through their stories, fetch salvageable and knowledge-laden valuables linked to their resilience and rebuilding efforts. Thus, the Sankofa concept serves as a lens for examining leadership in the aftermath of disaster; it serves as an intense magnifier and illuminator of lessons considered relevant and profoundly valuable to guide one's understanding of how to lead in, through and beyond disaster. Past experiences yield teachable moments. The lessons excerpted from these moments reveal the sources from which the leaders draw the resilience to recover from trauma, the vision to guide others, the courage to challenge the status quo, the imagination to make a way where there is none and the stamina to press beyond peril toward an unpromised future. Called to Sankofa rejects the assumption that "all was broken" in education-either before or due to Katrina, and through the storytellers, we are reminded that to rebuild things better than before, one must take stock of, extract meaning from and be guided by what constituted the "before." Hence, Called to Sankofa documents the leaders' acts of resilience, optimism, strength, passion and resolve and details the support structures and sources of inspiration that enabled within them the capacity to adapt to the chaotic and uncertain environments and to be moved to action and leadership.

Disaster Health Management - A Primer for Students and Practitioners (Paperback): Gerard Fitzgerald, Michael Tarrant, Peter... Disaster Health Management - A Primer for Students and Practitioners (Paperback)
Gerard Fitzgerald, Michael Tarrant, Peter Aitken, Marie Fredriksen
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Disaster health is an emerging field that focuses on developing prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for dealing with health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential for both students and practitioners to participate confidently and effectively in the field. Disaster Health Management is the first comprehensive textbook to provide a standard guide to terminology and management systems across the entire spectrum of disaster health. Authored by experienced educators, researchers and practitioners in disaster health management, this textbook provides an authoritative overview of: The conceptual basis for disaster management Systems and structures for disaster management Managing disasters through the continuum of preparedness, response and recovery The variations associated with both natural and technological disasters The strategic considerations associated with leadership, research, education and future directions. Using Australasian systems and structures as examples of generic principles which will find application globally, Disaster Health Management is an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for professionals involved in all aspects of disaster management.

Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunami - The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): David... Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunami - The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
David Shonting, Cathy Ezrailson
R931 R753 Discovery Miles 7 530 Save R178 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book tells the story of the catastrophic impact of the giant 10 Km asteroid Chicxulub into the ancient Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of asteroids and the likelihood of future Earth-impacts. The story then turns to the discovery of a global sediment layer attributed to the fallout from the impact and a piecing together of the evidence that revealed a monster crater, buried under the Gulf. Reviewed is the myriad of geological and fossil evidence that suggested the disastrous sequence of events occurring when a "nuclear-like" explosion ripped through the sea, Earth, and atmosphere, thus forming the mega-crater and tsunami. The aftermath of the Chicxulub's event initiated decades and more of major global climate changes including a "Nuclear Winter" of freezing darkness and blistering greenhouse warming. A chapter is dedicated to the science of tsunamis and their model generation, including a portrayal of the globally rampaging Chicxulub waves. The asteroid's global devastation killed off some 70% of animal and plant life including the dinosaurs. The study of an ancient Cambrian fossil bed suggests how "roll of the dice" events can affect the future evolution of life on Earth. We see how Chicxulub's apparent destruction of the dinosaurs, followed by the their replacement with small mammals, altered forever the progress of human evolution. This book presents a fascinating glimpse through the lens of the natural sciences - the geology, climatology, and oceanography, of the effects of an enormous astronomical event.

A House of One's Own - The Moral Economy of Post-Disaster Aid in El Salvador (Paperback): Alicia Sliwinski A House of One's Own - The Moral Economy of Post-Disaster Aid in El Salvador (Paperback)
Alicia Sliwinski
R548 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R78 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What happens to people after an earthquake destroys their homes? What is daily life like under a humanitarian regime? Is aid a gift or is it a form of power? A House of One's Own explores these enduring questions as they unfold in a Salvadoran town in the aftermath of the 2001 earthquakes. In a lively, intimate account of the social complexities that arise in post-disaster settings, Alicia Sliwinski recounts the trajectories of fifty families who received different forms of humanitarian aid, from emergency assistance to housing reconstruction. Drawing on seminal anthropological theories about gift giving and moral economy, the author thoughtfully discusses the complications and challenges of humanitarian action that aims to rebuild communities through participation. At the crossroads of disaster studies and the anthropology of humanitarianism, the book's insights speak to timely and recurring issues that relocated populations face in regimented and morally charged resettlement initiatives. A richly textured, analytically nuanced ethnography, A House of One's Own is a perceptive firsthand account of what happens on the ground in a post-disaster setting.

Cold Region Hazards and Risks (Paperback): Colin A. Whiteman Cold Region Hazards and Risks (Paperback)
Colin A. Whiteman
R1,021 R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Save R223 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The text brings together, for the first time, information about a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well known phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the less familiar (e.g. river ice jams and ice storms) using, in many cases, material which is rarely seen outside advanced academic research books and journals. The range of ice-related hazards will be introduced and the significance of the current global warming context discussed. Broad physical models of glacial, periglacial and atmospheric cold environments are presented to provide a scientific context for discussion of the human issues of risk, vulnerability impact and mitigation. Key Features: * Wide ranging geographical coverage (the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Antarctic & Europe) * Localised hazards (avalanches, life storms, landslides) contrasted to those with wider reaching effects (arctic ice loss, ice sheet retreat and wide spread permafrost decay) * Includes the latest developments in the field * Each chapter includes hazards overview, summery, conclusions, potential projects exercise and key references * Includes a supplementary website with figures from the text and further references * Each chapter includes a hazards overview, summary, conclusions, potential projects exercise and key references

Called to Sankofa - Leading In, Through and Beyond Disaster-A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in... Called to Sankofa - Leading In, Through and Beyond Disaster-A Narrative Account of African Americans Leading Education in Post-Katrina New Orleans (Hardcover, New edition)
Tammie M. Causey-Konate, Margaret Montgomery-Richard
R2,120 R1,583 Discovery Miles 15 830 Save R537 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Called to Sankofa is a collection of Hurricane Katrina survival stories by African American education leaders in New Orleans. It draws upon the West African concept, Sankofa, which loosely translates to "return to the source and fetch." The griots, through their stories, fetch salvageable and knowledge-laden valuables linked to their resilience and rebuilding efforts. Thus, the Sankofa concept serves as a lens for examining leadership in the aftermath of disaster; it serves as an intense magnifier and illuminator of lessons considered relevant and profoundly valuable to guide one's understanding of how to lead in, through and beyond disaster. Past experiences yield teachable moments. The lessons excerpted from these moments reveal the sources from which the leaders draw the resilience to recover from trauma, the vision to guide others, the courage to challenge the status quo, the imagination to make a way where there is none and the stamina to press beyond peril toward an unpromised future. Called to Sankofa rejects the assumption that "all was broken" in education-either before or due to Katrina, and through the storytellers, we are reminded that to rebuild things better than before, one must take stock of, extract meaning from and be guided by what constituted the "before." Hence, Called to Sankofa documents the leaders' acts of resilience, optimism, strength, passion and resolve and details the support structures and sources of inspiration that enabled within them the capacity to adapt to the chaotic and uncertain environments and to be moved to action and leadership.

The Next Catastrophe - Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (Paperback, Revised... The Next Catastrophe - Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (Paperback, Revised edition)
Charles Perrow
R407 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R80 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex systems. In "The Next Catastrophe," he offers crucial insights into how to make us safer, proposing a bold new way of thinking about disaster preparedness.

Perrow argues that rather than laying exclusive emphasis on protecting targets, we should reduce their size to minimize damage and diminish their attractiveness to terrorists. He focuses on three causes of disaster--natural, organizational, and deliberate--and shows that our best hope lies in the deconcentration of high-risk populations, corporate power, and critical infrastructures such as electric energy, computer systems, and the chemical and food industries. Perrow reveals how the threat of catastrophe is on the rise, whether from terrorism, natural disasters, or industrial accidents. Along the way, he gives us the first comprehensive history of FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security and examines why these agencies are so ill equipped to protect us.

"The Next Catastrophe" is a penetrating reassessment of the very real dangers we face today and what we must do to confront them. Written in a highly accessible style by a renowned systems-behavior expert, this book is essential reading for the twenty-first century. The events of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina--and the devastating human toll they wrought--were only the beginning. When the next big disaster comes, will we be ready? In a new preface to the paperback edition, Perrow examines the recent (and ongoing) catastrophes of the financial crisis, the BP oil spill, and global warming.

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
R1,107 R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Save R105 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters (Paperback): James Sawyer, Gerardo Huertas Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters (Paperback)
James Sawyer, Gerardo Huertas
R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The devastating impacts of natural disasters not only directly affect humans and infrastructure, but also animals, which may be crucial to the livelihoods of many people. This book considers the needs of animals in the aftermath of disasters and explains the importance of looking to their welfare in extreme events. The authors explore how animals are affected by specific disaster types, what their emergency and subsequent welfare needs are and the appropriate interventions. They describe the key benefits of management of animals to populations and discuss preventative measures that can be taken to reduce risk and build resilience. They also include a summary of recent debates and public policy advances on animals in disasters. The book covers livestock, companion and wild animals, with case studies to show how the concepts can be put into practice. It provides a standalone text for students of disaster studies and management as well as professionals and NGOs who require an entry-level introduction to the subject.

Deep-Well Injections & Induced Seismicity - Understanding the Relationship (Hardcover): James B. Fernandez Deep-Well Injections & Induced Seismicity - Understanding the Relationship (Hardcover)
James B. Fernandez
R2,533 R1,919 Discovery Miles 19 190 Save R614 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Book & CD. The development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has created new demand for wastewater disposal wells that inject waste fluids into deep geologic strata. An increasing concern in the United States is that injection of these fluids may be responsible for increasing rates of seismic activity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program regulates injection of fluids related to oil and gas production as Class II injection wells for the protection of underground sources of drinking water (USDWs). Because seismic events from injection have the potential to cause endangerment of underground sources of drinking water, the UIC program director should be aware of that potential and be prepared with response options should seismic events become a concern. This purpose of this book is to discuss the relationship between deep-well injections and induced seismicity.

Disaster Public Health and Older People (Paperback): Emily Ying Yang Chan Disaster Public Health and Older People (Paperback)
Emily Ying Yang Chan
R857 Discovery Miles 8 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Disaster Public Health and Older People introduces professionals, students, and fieldworkers to the science and art of promoting health and well-being among older people in the context of humanitarian emergencies, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income country settings. Older people face specific vulnerabilities in physical, mental, and social well-being in disasters. They are likely to experience socio-economic marginalisation, isolation, inaccessible information, and lack of relevant post emergency support services during disasters. In contrast, older people can significantly contribute to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; but their capacities are often under-utilized. Drawing on a range of case studies from around the world, this book provides readers with a strong theoretical underpinning, whilst also empowering them to take the actions necessary at the individual, community, and national levels to reduce the health risk to older people posed by the increasing frequency and intensity of disaster, in particular those resulting from natural hazards. Topics covered range from the health impact of disasters on older people and response to their post-disaster health needs of the elderly, to disaster preparedness, disease prevention, healthy ageing, global policy developments, and the contributions of old people in disaster contexts. This book makes lessons learnt from previous disasters available and comprehensible to students and professionals working in disaster medicine, disaster public health, humanitarian studies, gerontology, and geriatrics.

The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster - A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts (Hardcover): School of Societal Safety... The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster - A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts (Hardcover)
School of Societal Safety Sciences
R2,653 R2,456 Discovery Miles 24 560 Save R197 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster: A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts covers the outcome of the response, five years later, to the disasters associated with the Great East Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011. The 3.11 disaster, as it is referred to in Japan, was a complex accident, the likes of which humans had never faced before. This book evaluates the actions taken during and after the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident, for which the Japanese government and people were not prepared. The book also provides recommendations for preparing and responding to disasters for those working and living in disaster-prone areas, making it a vital resource for disaster managers and government agencies.

Clive Owen Adult Coloring Book - Croupier Star and Academy Award Winner, Sin City Lead Actor and Primetime Emmy Award Winner... Clive Owen Adult Coloring Book - Croupier Star and Academy Award Winner, Sin City Lead Actor and Primetime Emmy Award Winner Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Carla Lewis
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Situational Survival - How to Survive a Plane Crash, a Summer Threats, and During Martial Law (Paperback): Peter Jenkins,... Situational Survival - How to Survive a Plane Crash, a Summer Threats, and During Martial Law (Paperback)
Peter Jenkins, Patrick Harris
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Fossil Earthquakes: The Formation and Preservation of Pseudotachylytes (Hardcover, 2008 ed.): Aiming Lin Fossil Earthquakes: The Formation and Preservation of Pseudotachylytes (Hardcover, 2008 ed.)
Aiming Lin
R3,969 R3,526 Discovery Miles 35 260 Save R443 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book focuses on the earthquake source materials produced or deformed by both seismic faulting and aseismic creep within seismogenic fault zones at different levels of the crust. In particular, the mechanisms and processes involved in the formation of earthquake materials are covered. The book is intended to help bridge the gap between seismology and geology and to encourage further studies of earthquake mechanisms and seismic faulting processes.

Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): T. G. Sitharam Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
T. G. Sitharam
R1,064 R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Save R92 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The primary goals of this brief are to invoke alertness and solidarity among the public in earthquake prone areas of India, and to empower the community to prepare themselves to face and manage the aftermath of an earthquake. The work presented here sheds new light on the action plans to be taken by the common public and public agencies, before, during and after earthquakes to safeguard lives of people and minimize loss of assets. This carefully presented book articulates various factors related to earthquake preparedness, and develops guidelines and useful tips for communicating them to relevant stakeholders. The book has been divided into three parts: (i) the first providing background which explains earthquakes in general and seismicity of India (ii) the second explores earthquake preparedness intended for individuals, families and various stakeholders, and (iii) the final section which describes various strategies for communities to prepare themselves for a future earthquake.

Reputation and Image Recovery for the Tourism Industry (Paperback): Gabrielle Walters, Judith Mair Reputation and Image Recovery for the Tourism Industry (Paperback)
Gabrielle Walters, Judith Mair
R797 R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Save R64 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

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