Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration

Author:   Burrell E Montz ,  Graham A. Tobin (University of South Florida, USA) ,  Ronald R. Hagelman III
Publisher:   Guilford Publications
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9781572300620


Pages:   388
Publication Date:   23 October 1997
Format:   Paperback
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Adopting an integrated approach to natural hazards that incorporates facets of both the physical and social sciences, this text examines how different societies have responded to such extremes of nature. The authors bring together the behavioural, political, psychological and economic approaches, leading to increased comprehension of a range of natural hazards, rather than a detailed analysis of particular events or hazard categories.

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Author:   Burrell E Montz ,  Graham A. Tobin (University of South Florida, USA) ,  Ronald R. Hagelman III
Publisher:   Guilford Publications
Imprint:   Guilford Publications
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 22.80cm
Weight:   0.648kg
ISBN:  

9781572300620


ISBN 10:   1572300620
Pages:   388
Publication Date:   23 October 1997
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This book is a marvelous addition to the hazards literature. With its holistic perspective and the integration of physical processes and human activities, Tobin and Montz embody the human dimensions of natural hazards. The treatment places Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration into a class by itself, as most of the current texts provide a hazard-by-hazard approach, with very few linkages across hazards or forays into the human dimensions--perception, response, recovery, and public policy. Tobin and Montz, both highly respected hazards researchers, take a more blended perspective and highlight the commonalities among hazards events in terms of physical processes and characteristics, individual perception, community response, economic impacts, and public policy. I look forward to using this book in my Hazards course. --Susan L. Cutter, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina A monumental effort. The book uses numerous examples and case studies and does an exemplary job of covering the globe. Synthesizing a vast body of literature, it provides insight into the key perplexing questions in the field. --Eve Gruntfest, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Original and lucid. Clearly, Tobin and Montz have taken a new perspective, providing an excellent synthesis of a wide variety of hazards research. --John A. Cross, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


This book is a marvelous addition to the hazards literature. With its holistic perspective and the integration of physical processes and human activities, Tobin and Montz embody the human dimensions of natural hazards. The treatment places Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration into a class by itself, as most of the current texts provide a hazard-by-hazard approach, with very few linkages across hazards or forays into the human dimensions--perception, response, recovery, and public policy. Tobin and Montz, both highly respected hazards researchers, take a more blended perspective and highlight the commonalities among hazards events in terms of physical processes and characteristics, individual perception, community response, economic impacts, and public policy. I look forward to using this book in my Hazards course. --Susan L. Cutter, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina<br><br> A monumental effort. The book uses numerous examples and case studies and does an exemplary job of covering the globe. Synthesizing a vast body of literature, it provides insight into the key perplexing questions in the field. --Eve Gruntfest, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs<br><br> Original and lucid. Clearly, Tobin and Montz have taken a new perspective, providing an excellent synthesis of a wide variety of hazards research. --John A. Cross, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh<br>


.,. a book that is both a critique of current hazard management practices and a significant contribution to the continuing theoretical and philosophical debate about the role of humans in natural hazards. -- Economic Geography <br> [This book] is an excellent introduction to the subject for college and graduate students and is also, in itself, a fine example of how the physical, biological, and social sciences can be combined into an explanatory model. -- Science Books & Films <br>


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Graham A. Tobin, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida. He received his B.A. from the University of Durham, England and his Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Previously, he taught at the University of Sheffield, England, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA. He has published books, chapters and numerous articles on different dimensions of natural hazards and water resource problems, focusing particularly on socio-economic aspects of flooding, water resources management, and groundwater policy issues. Burrell E. Montz, PhD, is Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Binghamton University, New York. She received her B.A. from Mary Washington College, her M.S. from Oklahoma State University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Dr. Montz has been involved in natural hazards research in the United States and in New Zealand, with a focus on economic and environmental impacts as well as on policy and planning applications.

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