Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks and Disasters.pdf

Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks and Disasters.pdf


Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major disasters of the biosphere that have major implications for many of the world's people: plagues and pandemics, wildfires, non-native species, deforestation, desertification, and locusts. This volume takes a geoscientific approach to the topic and contains new insights about how biological disasters affect hazardous processes underscoring the relationship between biological disasters to other natural disasters. In addition, Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks and Disasters covers current thinking about directly-related social scientific issues, such as how disasters can affect lives and impact property. * Contains contributions from expert environmental scientists, ecologists, biological scientists, agricultural scientists, and public health specialists selected by a world-renowned editorial board* Presents the latest research on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and preparedness and mitigation* Includes numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes * Includes an examination of animals as hazards



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