Publisher description for Environmental hazards : assessing risk and reducing disaster / Keith Smith.

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The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers all the major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human, or technological in origin that directly threaten humans and what they value
The revised edition includes increased coverage of biophysical and technological hazards. Additional material has also been added on vulnerability, asteroids, wildfires, and disaster mitigation success. The new edition also benefits from a larger format, allowing improved presentation of figures and photographs, which have also been updated and replaced throughout. Boxed features have been introduced to define key terms and outline the science underpinning discussions. Case studies have also been updated and replaced throughout. Annotated further reading and a gazetteer of useful websites are also provided.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Natural disasters.
Environmental risk assessment.