Disaster Science and Management

Tushar Bhattacharya

Verlag: McGraw Hill Education, 2012
ISBN 10: 1259007367 / ISBN 13: 9781259007361
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Disaster Science and Management has been written based on an extensive library research and with an empirical insight on response to disasters in various cultural and social contexts in India. The book has essentially six components: understanding of disasters and their relationship with human development; the international code of conduct and minimum standard of humanitarian response; the science of disasters; the Government of India`s efforts in minimizing disaster losses; management of disasters; and real life case studies of responses after disasters, including disaster risk reduction by the poor and vulnerable. Disaster Management has become an integral part of the curriculum in Engineering, Management, Social science, Economics and Rural Development Courses in India. The book has several examples of "good and not so good" practices of all stage of the disaster management cycle which comes from the experiential perspective the author has gained through his involvement in managing most types of disasters. Policy makers, executioners and the academia will find this book useful as there is no dichotomy between development and disaster management; both attempt to improve peoples` abilities to absorb macro and micro shocks. Table of Contents: 1. Global Disaster Perspective 2. The Definition of Disaster: Its Relationship with Human Development 3. Causes and Effects of Various Types of Disasters 4. Engineering and Technical Aspects of Disasters 5. Environmental Aspects of Disasters 6. Urban Disasters 7. Climate Change 8. Impact of Disasters 9. Human Rights in Disaster Management 10. Disaster and Government`s Response 11. Responding to Disasters 12. Hunger and Disaster 13. General Observations Printed Pages: 232. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 67440

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Titel: Disaster Science and Management
Verlag: McGraw Hill Education
Erscheinungsdatum: 2012
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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Verlag: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 4431559221 ISBN 13: 9784431559221
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Buchbeschreibung Springer-Verlag Gmbh Nov 2016, 2016. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - This is the first book to examine the linkages among natural and organizational accidents and disasters in the modern era and clarifies the mechanisms involved and the significance of emerging problems, from the aging of vital infrastructure for the supply of water, gas, oil, and electricity to the breakdown of pensions, healthcare, and other social systems. The book demonstrates how we might check the underlying civilizational collapse and then explore translational systems approaches toward resilient management and policy for sustainability. In Unsafety , the author focuses on the kinds of unnatural disasters and organizational accidents that arise as repercussions of natural hazards. Japan serves as an example, where earthquakes, tsunamis, and typhoons are common, with the Fukushima nuclear disaster as an outstanding case of this link between natural disasters and organizational accidents. Natural and human-made disasters happen worldwide and cause misery through loss of life; destruction of livelihoods as in agriculture, fisheries, and the manufacturing industry; and interruption of urban life. Unsafety from a disaster in one place increases uncertainty elsewhere, presenting urgent issues in all nations for individuals, organizations, regions, and the state. The author explains that one factor in the Fukushima catastrophe, which followed in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, was the latent deterioration and aging of systems at all levels from the physical to the social, leading through a chain reaction to unsought and unforeseen consequences. Here, the aging of the nuclear reactor system, the breakdown of safety management, and inappropriate instructions from the regulatory authorities combined to create the three-fold disaster, in which technological, organizational, and governmental dysfunction have been diagnosed as reflecting a 'systems pathology' infecting all levels. 232 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9784431559221

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