Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

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Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be includedThe subway system was flooded, the New York Stock Exchange was closed for 2 days, and lower Manhattan was without power for days; 7e9 million were without power across the region (Spurlock, 2012; CDC, 2013). The economic impact ofanbsp;...

Title:Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Author:Jean Ellis, Douglas J. Sherman
Publisher:Academic Press - 2014-11-11


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