Disaster Management

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Publisher PHI Learning All Environmental Sciences books by PHI Learning
ISBN 9788120352209
Author: M. M. Sulphey
Number of Pages 350
Available in all digital devices
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Disaster Management by M. M. Sulphey
Book Summary:
Regular famines, frequent earthquakes, repeated floods, and similar natural calamities have always threatened human lives on earth. These environmental turbulences, in the recent times, have increased manifolds and the repercussions are felt day in and out. Uttarakhand was totally washed down by the 2014 Floods, Kathmandu got devastated by the 2015 Earthquake, and the list is endless. These increasing threats posed by the recurring natural disasters have made disaster management a prerequisite!

This book provides various dimensions of Disaster Management, causes of disasters—both natural and manmade, threats posed and the ways of managing the same. Divided into 28 chapters, and organized into three parts, the book elaborately explains the concepts with suitable examples. Part I on ‘Systems of Earth’ introduces the readers to the various aspects of earth that could cause disasters.

Part II on ‘Disasters’ deals in detail with the various causes and dimensions of disasters. Part III on ‘Disaster Management’, provides the reader with various disaster management techniques and frameworks to mitigate the consequences of a disaster.

The book is suitable for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Geography and also postgraduate students of Management. Moreover, the book can also be suitable for the students of Environmental Engineering.

Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for Management & Environmental Engineering students.
Table of Contents :


1. Introduction

2. Lithosphere

3. Atmosphere

4. Hydrosphere

5. Biosphere


6. Disasters

7. Characteristics of Hazards

8. Categorisation of Disasters

9. Biological Hazard

10. Anthropogenic/Technological Hazards

11. Environmental Degradation: Land and Soil Degradation

12. Environmental Degradation: Air and Water

13. Environmental Degradation: Deforestation, Desertification and Others

14. Risk

15. Vulnerability

16. Impact of Disasters


17. Disaster Management

18. Mitigation

19. Response to Natural Disasters

20. Mitigation of Manmade Disasters

21. Evacuation

22. Recovery

23. International Disaster Assistance

24. Disaster Preparedness

25. Disaster Resilience

26. Disaster Management in India

27. Response to Disasters

28. International Frameworks in Disaster Management


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