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  • ISBN: 9780137538560
  • ISBN10: 0137538561

Environmental Risks and Hazards

by Susan L. Cutter

  • List Price: $135.80
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publish date: 01/01/1994
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Description: Isn't Any Place Safe Anymore?, Susan L. Cutter. I. BEGINNINGS. 1. Natural Hazards Research, Gilbert F. White. 2. Disaster Studies: An Analysis of the Social Historical Factors Affecting the Development of Research in the Area, E. L. Quarantelli. 3. Risk Analysis and Risk Management: An Historical Perspective, Vincent T. Corvello and Jeryl Mumpower. 4. Social Benefit versus Technological Risk, Chauncey Starr. 5. Paths to Risk Analysis, Gilbert F. White. II. THEORETICAL INNOVATIONS. 6. Natural Hazard in Human Ecological Perspective: Hypotheses and Models, Robert W. Kates. 7. Taking the Naturalness Out of Natural Disasters, Phil O'Keefe, Ken Westgate, and Ben Wisner. 8. A Contextual Model of Natural Hazard, James K. Mitchell, Neal Devine, and Kathleen Jagger. 9. The Social Amplification of Risk: A Conceptual Framework, Roger E. Kasperson, Ortwin Renn, Paul Slovic, Halina S. Brown, Jacque Emel, Robert Goble, Jeanne X. Kasperson, and Samuel Ratick. 10. Bringing Social Theory to Hazards Research, William C. Bogard. 11. En-gendered Fears: Femininity and Technological Risk Perception, Susan L. Cutter, John Tiefenbacher, and William D. Solecki. III. RESPONDING TO THREATS. 12. Perception of Risk, Paul Slovic. 13. Theories of Risk Perception: Who Fears What and Why?, Aaron Wildavsky and Karl Dake. 14. Human Adjustment to the Risk of Environmental Extremes, Dennis S. Mileti. 15. Public Response to Earthquake Hazard Information, Risa I. Palm. 16. Evacuation Decision-Making in Natural Disasters, Ronald W. Perry. 17. Evacuation Behavior in Response to Nuclear Power Plant Accidents, Donald J. Zeigler and James H. Johnson, Jr. IV. IMPROVING MANAGEMENT. 18. Risk Assessment and Comparisons: An Introduction, Richard Wilson and E. A. C. Crouch. 19. Perceived Risk, Real Risk: Social Science and the Art of Probabilistic Risk Assessment, William R. Freudenburg. 20. Science and Its Limits: The Regulator's Dilemma, Alvin M. Weinberg. 21. Risk Assessment and Regulatory Priorities, Lester B. Lave. 22. Success, Strain, and Surprise, Robert W. Kates. V. EMERGING AND RECURRING ISSUES. 23. The Chronic Technical Disaster: Toward a Social Scientific Perspective, Stephen R. Couch and J. Stephen Kroll-Smith. 24. Health Effects of Environmental Chemicals, Michael R. Greenberg. 25. Emergency Planning for Chemical Agent Releases, George O. Rogers, John H. Sorenson, John F. Long, Jr., and Denzel Fisher. 26. Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change, Diana M. Liverman. 27. Chasing a Specter: Risk Management for Global Environmental Change, Timothy O'Riordan and Steve Rayner. 28. The Social Space of Terror: Towards a Civil Interpretation of Total War, Kenneth Hewitt. VI. EPILOGUE. 29. The Dignity of Risk, Julian Wolpert. Index.
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