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Natural Disaster Management

Sumit Malhotra (Author)
Synopsis The pressure of the population on our planet and the reckless plundering of its resources resulting in imbalances in the well-define and well-managed interactions between various natural forces have resulted in the growing number of calamities and disasters causing untold suffering to thousands of human beings and causing heavy damage to property and assets. Over the years, this phenomenon has been witnessed in various forms. It is in this context that the concept of effective Natural Disaster Management takes on relevance and importance to not only create an awareness of the preventive steps to be taken but also the measures to be taken speedily when disasters and calamities occur. This book incorporates the latest methodology and techniques that have been developed in Disaster Management through various experiences of the past and the lessons learnt from them. It outlines plans that should be put in place before disaster strikes, as safety and security measures, that could avoid or minimize damage later. It explains activities that should be undertaken after disaster strikes to ameliorate human suffering at the earliest. Detailed chapters have been including on each kind of disaster. After outlining the general concept of Natural Disaster. Management, the consequent chapters include Drought; Earthquakes; Extreme Cold; Extreme Heat; Floods; Hurricanes; Landslides and Mudslides; Lightning; Tornadoes; Tsunamis; and Wildfires. A Bibliography and Index have also been added. This book will be useful for students and teachers of Disaster and Crisis management, social activists, NGO workers and administrators and all those connected with relief and rehabilitation work and also environmentalists and conservationists.
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About the author

Sumit Malhotra

Sumit Malhotra obtained a Master of Technology (Environmental Science and Engineering) from Jamia Milia Islamia University. He then went on to associate himself with his only passion – teaching environmental studies in various institutions imparting environment education. During a stint of five years, he also gained a M.Phil in Environment Education. He has already written four books and is currently writing a series of books on related topics in the field of Environmental Science. He is a life member of several reputed scientific societies and has chaired sessions at various conferences and seminars. At present, he is associated with the Society for Development of Environmental Awareness (SDEA), Bangalore.

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Bibliographic information

Title Natural Disaster Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179101169
length viii+240p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm