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Coping with Natural Hazards: Indian Context

K.S. Valdiya (Editor)
Synopsis Coping with Natural Hazards: Indian Context embodies a collection of scientific papers, each by an eminent and acknowledged authority, on various natural hazards that have been causing disasters and distresses with increasing severity. These papers were presented and discussed at a national symposium in October 2001 organised at Pune by the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad. In addition to describing causes and effects of various disastrous natural disaster mitigation, public policy for hazard management, and general awareness programmes. An added attraction is a series of recommendations by the participants on hazard preparedness plans, laws relating to strengthening of buildings and infrastructure, and developing early warning systems.
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About the author

K.S. Valdiya

K.S. Valdiya, INSA Golden Jubilee Research Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research at Bangalore, has been a keen and active student of geodynamics of the Himalaya, environmental geology and neotectonics. With more than 45 years of experience as university teacher and researcher, he has authored nearly a hundred research papers, four scores of popular articles (mostly in Hindi) and several books. A recipient of many national awards, including the Bhatnagar Prize (1977) of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the L. Rama Rao Gold Medal (1980) of the Geological Society of India, the Pitambar Pant National Environment Fellowship (1982-84) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the D.N. Wadia Medal (1995) of the Indian National Science Academy, the National Mineral Award of Excellence (1997) of the Ministry of Mines, K.S. Valdiya is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the Third World Academy of Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of America and The Nepal Geological Society.

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Bibliographic information

Title Coping with Natural Hazards: Indian Context
Author K.S. Valdiya
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8125027351
length vi+277p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Maps; Index; 24cm.