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Natural disasters destroy more property and kill more people with each passing year. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, fires and other natural events are becoming more frequent and their consequences more devastating. Del Moral and Walker provide a comprehensive summary of the diverse ways in which natural disasters disrupt humanity and how humans cope. Burgeoning human numbers, shrinking resources and intensification of the consequences of natural disasters have produced a crisis of unparalleled proportions. Through this detailed study, the authors provide a template for improving restoration to show how relatively simple approaches can enhance both human well-being and that of the other species on the planet. This book will appeal to ecologists, land managers as well as anyone curious about the natural world and natural disasters.Read more
- Links science, history and culture, making the topics of natural disaster accessible to the reader
- Detailed examples are present throughout the text, providing a greater depth of coverage, creating stronger links between science, culture and history
- International coverage of disasters and responses, including earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, fires and other natural events
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"Restoration biologists and technicians, land managers, and students of these fields would be well served by reading this excellent, concise account of the lessons learned by these two ecologists."
Dan Kunkle, Wildlife Activist
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- Date Published: April 2007
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521677660
- length: 220 pages
- dimensions: 227 x 152 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.381kg
- contains: 90 b/w illus. 16 colour illus. 4 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
2. Natural disturbances - synergistic interactions with humans
3. Infertile and unstable habitats
4. Infertile and stable habitats
5. Fertile and unstable habitats
6. Fertile and stable habitats
7. The lessons learned
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