Disaster resilience

An integrated approach

Douglas Paton (Editor), David Johnston (Editor)

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    Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherCharles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd
    Number of pages438
    Edition2nd
    ISBN (Electronic)9780398091705
    ISBN (Print)9780398091699
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Paton, D., & Johnston, D. (Eds.) (2017). Disaster resilience: An integrated approach . (2nd ed.) USA: Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd.
    Paton, Douglas (Editor) ; Johnston, David (Editor). / Disaster resilience : An integrated approach . 2nd ed. USA : Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd, 2017. 438 p.
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