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Disaster Forensics - Understanding Root Cause and Complex Causality (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016) Loot Price: R3,408
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Disaster Forensics - Understanding Root Cause and Complex Causality (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Anthony J. Masys

Disaster Forensics - Understanding Root Cause and Complex Causality (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)

Anthony J. Masys

Series: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

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This book aims to uncover the root causes of natural and man-made disasters by going beyond the typical reports and case studies conducted post-disaster. It opens the black box of disasters by presenting `forensic analysis approaches' to disasters, thereby revealing the complex causality that characterizes them and explaining how and why hazards do, or do not, become disasters. This yields `systemic' strategies for managing disasters. Recently the global threat landscape has seen the emergence of high impact, low probability events. Events like Hurricane Katrina, the Great Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, Super Typhoon Haiyan, global terrorist activities have become the new norm. Extreme events challenge our understanding regarding the interdependencies and complexity of the disaster aetiology and are often referred to as Black Swans. Between 2002 and 2011, there were 4130 disasters recorded that resulted from natural hazards around the world. In these, 1,117,527 people perished and a minimum of US$1,195 billion in losses were reported. In the year 2011 alone, 302 disasters claimed 29,782 lives; affected 206 million people and inflicted damages worth a minimum of estimated US$366 billion.

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Imprint: Springer International Publishing AG
Country of origin: Switzerland
Series: Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Release date: September 2016
First published: 2016
Editors: Anthony J. Masys
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 409
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-41847-6
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
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LSN: 3-319-41847-5
Barcode: 9783319418476

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