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20 May 2004 0415318041 978-0415318044 4
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 which directly threaten humans and what they value.
Environmental Hazards provides a lucid comprehensive introduction to both the theory and practice of hazards and their mitigation, drawing on interdisciplinary insights. It is essential reading for students of geography, environmental science, earth science and geology.


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"An excellent guide to the field of natural hazards: comprehensive, thorough, and well-organized."-David Alexander, University of Massachusetts "The author's master of this complicated subject is reflected in the way the book is clearly written and well-structured...an important accomplishment considering that the subject continues to cry out for debate and action."-Environmental Politics "One area that is particularly appreciated by both myself and students is the overview of what a hazard is...the manner in which each hazard is covered, in terms of causes followed by a series of options for mitigation, in both developed and developing countries, is very useful."-C. Holt, University College Northampton "In this third edition of "Environmental Hazards, Keith Smith has fashioned yet futher improvements to what was already a highly readable, well-informed, broad ranging, and accessible text. Essential reading for anyone interested in environmental hazards."-David K.C. Jones, London School of Economics "This completely revised edition blends physical and social science to provide a balanced, contemporary introduction to major natural events, technological accidents, and aspects of global environmental change that threaten humans and what they value."-"Natural Hazards Observer, January 2005

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Keith Smith is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling.

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Very good article, it looks like the pictures although some pages are so damaged ... However, was sent it just on time... Thanks...!
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