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The Hazardous Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter explores the natural hazards found on the planet Earth. These hazards range from the inconvenient to the catastrophic, and vary depending on which area of the planet proves conducive to ... More


Spatial planning and dealing with uncertainties associated with future disasters

Stefan Greiving

in Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters: International and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323587
eISBN:
9781447323617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

Decisions in the area of natural hazards are normally based on probabilities. However, the baseline trend is evolving due to climate change and other changing processes (demographic change, ... More


Challenges Ahead: Risk Management and Cost-Benefit Analysis in a Changing Climate

Stéphane Hallegatte

in The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199841936
eISBN:
9780199950157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841936.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper reviews the changes in natural hazards that can be expected because of climate change, and discusses their socio-economic impacts. It stresses the fact that these impacts will first and ... More


Geographic Landscapes and Natural Disaster

J. Nicholas Entrikin

in The Place of Landscape: Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015523
eISBN:
9780262295840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015523.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the connection between the general discourse on human–environment relations and the study of natural hazard. The late Gilbert White, one of the leading geographers of the ... More


Land Resources

H.S. Sharma

in Economic Geography: Volume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458417
eISBN:
9780199086757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Land Resources are resource endowments for economic development in order to improve the quality of life and living condition of the people over time. The present survey of research on land resources ... More


What Is a Catastrophe Model Worth?: The (e)Valuative Practices of Cat Analysts in Insurance Companies

Laure Cabantous and Théodora Dupont-Courtade

in Making Things Valuable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198712282
eISBN:
9780191780769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712282.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

Catastrophe risk analysts (‘Cat analysts’) increasingly rely on catastrophe models to evaluate insurers’ exposure to catastrophe risks. Yet, distinct catastrophe models do not necessarily give the ... More


Why the Earth Shakes

Gregory Smits

in Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines early modern understandings of the causes of earthquakes from the standpoint of intellectual history and the history of science. The discussion focuses on scientific thought but ... More


Earthquakes in the Early Modern Era

Gregory Smits

in Seismic Japan: The Long History and Continuing Legacy of the Ansei Edo Earthquake

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838171
eISBN:
9780824870997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838171.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book investigates the influence of the 1855 Ansei Edo earthquake in the context of major earthquakes of Japan's early modern and modern eras. It argues that the Ansei Edo earthquake played a ... More


Stranded between ‘Good Floods’ and ‘Bad Floods’: Lawpani Village, Assam, India

Sarah Nischalke and Suman Bisht

in Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199475476
eISBN:
9780199097739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475476.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

Lawpani village in Assam is situated in a valley bottom and the present problem is too much water rather than scarcity. Villagers have adapted to normal floods that fertilize soils and make chemical ... More


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