Best Reference Books – Environmental Hazards Management and Mitigation

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Environmental Hazards Management and Mitigation subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Environmental Hazards Management and Mitigation along with reviews.

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1. “Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: A European Perspective” by David Alexander and Jörn Birkmann

“Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: A European Perspective” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. Theoretical and conceptual framework for the assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards is explained in this book. The information about Holistic Evaluation of seismic risk is given in this book. This book also contains the spatial and holistic assessment of social, economic and environmental vulnerability to floods. The vulnerability to earthquakes, floods and heatwaves in Cologne, Germany, South Tyrol and London is given in this book in detailed manner. Comprehensive vulnerability assessment of forest fires and coastal erosion is also given in this book. The conclusion about assessing vulnerability in europe and the world is given in the last chapter of the book.

2. “Urban Resilience: A Transformative Approach (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications)” by Yoshiki Yamagata and Hiroshi Maruyama

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“Urban Resilience: A Transformative Approach (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. The system view for resilience is given in the beginning of the book. The information about urban resilience, land use planning and flood risk management is given in this book. This book also contains the responding shocks which include community clustering, renergy resilient strategies and disease outbreaks. The measuring urban resilience, their approaches and computational framework of resilience is explained in the book. This book also contains the detailed information about future challenges i.e. bringing people back, crisis planning and response embedded in social contexts. Regenerative sustainability development path is also given in this book.

3. “Monitoring and Mitigation of Volcano Hazards” by Roberto Scarpa and Robert I Tilling

“Monitoring and Mitigation of Volcano Hazards” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. Introduction about the mitigation volcano hazard is given in the beginning of the book. The seismic activity and eruptions are also given in the book. The high-resolution seismic tomography is given in this book in detailed manner. This book also contains the ground deformation and electromagnetic effects. Remote sensing concept is also explained in this book. Modeling of Geophysical data is explained in a detailed manner. The overall conclusion is also given at the end of the book.

4. “Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood: Investing in Resilience and Development” by Ian Davis and Kae Yanagisawa

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“Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood: Investing in Resilience and Development” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. The information about resilience for sustainable development in a changing environment is also given in this book. The awareness about building for disaster risk reduction is explained. The recovery and reconstruction of build back is also given. The increasing roles of stakeholders is also given in this book. This book also contains the information about the tools and technologies used to reduce the disaster risk.

5. “Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disasters: International Perspectives” by C Emdad Haque

“Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disasters: International Perspectives” Book Review: This book is designed for students from natural hazards management backgrounds. Vulnerability, mitigation and response to atmospheric and hydro-climate hazards is explained in detailed manner. The development and ethical approach to mitigation is also given in this book. This book also contains national mitigation policies and strategies as well as regional mitigation policies and strategies.

6. “Progress of Geo-Disaster Mitigation Technology in Asia (Environmental Science and Engineering)” by Fawu Wang and Masakatsu Miyajima

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“Progress of Geo-Disaster Mitigation Technology in Asia (Environmental Science and Engineering)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from environmental science and engineering backgrounds. The damage occurred due to the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami is given in this book. The geological prerequisites for landslide dams’ disasters and the social benefits of landslides prevention is explained in this book. The information about advances of Geo-Disaster mitigation technologies and mechanism of landslides is given in this book. Damage and recovery from the 1999 Chichi earthquake is given in this book. The book also contains a hybrid socio-technical approach for landslide risk. The key factors influencing the mechanism of rapid and long runout landslides triggered by 2008 is given in the book. Strong ground motion, stability analysis and loess deposit and loess landslides concept is also explained in detailed manner. The application of monitoring and early warning systems are given in the book. Assessment of 2004/2011 earthquakes and tsunamis is given. Liquefaction countermeasure techniques by using logs are also explained. This book also contains damage analysis, assessing simultaneous effects and mechanism of permafrost landslide based on GPS.

7. “Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe (Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research)” by Jürgen V Vogt and Francesca Somma

“Drought and Drought Mitigation in Europe (Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research backgrounds. Drought events in europe are explained in a detailed manner. The basic information about drought, its definition, ground water and operational drought is given in the book. Effects of groundwater, its scope and hydrology is also given. This book also contains information about agriculture drought and its practical approach. The drought risk and the way drought risk affects the environment is given in the book. Synoptic situations are also explained in the book. The information about streamflow drought frequency analysis is given in this book. This book also contains the drought preparedness in the U.S.A. The estimation of drought risk in Europe from soil and climatic data is given in detailed manner. The information about drought monitoring concepts and its characteristics and severity is given in this book. Comparison between two drought indices for drought monitor hungary is given along with case study. Drought monitoring from space is also given in this book. This book also contains the scale issues in drought monitoring and socio-economic aspects of drought. Assessment of the vulnerability of the river system to drought and key elements of remote sensing based systems for assessing drought is given in the book. Comprehensive framework of drought mitigation measures is explained. The dynamic approach towards drought mitigation strategy is given in the book. This book also contains some lessons from the drought of 1991-1995 in spain. Decision process with regards to drought monitoring is explained in this book.

8. “The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications For Risk Assessment And Mitigation” by Gilbert F White and The H John Heinz III Center for Science

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“The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications For Risk Assessment And Mitigation” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. Types of coasts, human activities and coastal development is given in this book. The current public policy is also given in the book. This book also contains Hurricane Hugo’s impact on the south carolina lowcountry in a detailed manner. The improved understanding towards the true costs of coastal hazards and disasters is given in the book. The risk and vulnerability assessment of coastal hazards risk and its methods are explained in this book. This book also contains the developing and evaluating strategies, alternative mitigation measures and implementation mitigation measures. A framework for community planning is also given in this book.

9. “Flood Risk Management: Hazards, Vulnerability and Mitigation Measures (Nato Science Series: IV:)” by Jochen Schanze and Evzen Zeman

“Flood Risk Management: Hazards, Vulnerability and Mitigation Measures (Nato Science Series: IV:)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from nato science backgrounds. The basic framework for flood risk management is given in the beginning. The flood hazard modelling is also given in include hydor-informatics’ tool, application of HEC-RAS model and flood risk mapping and mitigation. Flood forecasting and monitoring using on-line support is given also the flood forecasting concepts for turkey is given in detailed manner. Vulnerability and flood damages, challenges and risk assessment in Netherland is given in this book. This book also contains the mitigation measures which contain flood protection, management strategies, red river flooding and overview of the US national flood insurance program. This book also contains information about historical floods and transboundary issues. Conclusion of the advanced research workshop is given at the end of the book.

10. “Catastrophic Coastal Storms: Hazard Mitigation and Development Management (Duke Press Policy Studies)” by David R Godschalk and David J Brower

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“Catastrophic Coastal Storms: Hazard Mitigation and Development Management (Duke Press Policy Studies)” Book Review: This book is designed for students from engineering backgrounds. Coastal storm risks as a policy problem is given at the starting of the book. The alternative approaches to mitigate coastal storm hazards are explained in this book in detailed manner. Mitigation after camille, frederic and alicia is also given in the book. Federal mitigation programs and state mitigation programs are explained with its policies. This book also contains the local mitigation program and its policies. The concept about mitigation practices in high-hazard coastal localities is given in this book. The mitigation priority, adoption and effectiveness are also given along with recommended mitigation policies and strategies.

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