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    DescriptionThis book is concerned with the causes and consequences of river and coastal floods and the ways in which people can respond to the flood hazard. Individual chapters address issues such as floods as natural hazards; impacts and interpretations of flood hazard; causes, spatial characteristics and form of river floods and coastal floods; flood estimation; flood defence; flood forecasting and warning; other responses including land use planning and insurance; and a concluding discussion of problems, policies and prospects. Floods has been written by two experienced and successful authors whose complementary skills are combined to give a broad, comprehensive and up--to--date treatment of the subject which can be used not only as a text book or learning manual but also as an authoritative reference source. This has been achieved by organising and structuring the material to demonstrate the continuity and linkages between the causes and impacts of flooding and the many possible responses to the flood hazard. At the same time the book ensures that discussion of each of the main themes and topics is, as far as is practicable, self--contained. The book is timely in several aspects. It addresses the topicality and universality of floods which are an increasing hazard at a time of global environmental change (climate, land use, population distribution etc.). It also offers the layman and practitioner alike a synthesis and clarification of many individual research efforts near the close of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.


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    Title
    Floods
    Subtitle
    Physical Processes and Human Impacts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Keith Smith, By (author) Roy Ward
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 394
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 826 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780471952480
    ISBN 10: 0471952486
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 560
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.2
    BIC subject category V2: RNR
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16860
    BIC subject category V2: JFFC
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    Libri: I-EV
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000, TEC009020, NAT023000
    BIC subject category V2: TQS
    DC21: 363.3493
    DC22: 363.3493
    B&T Approval Code: F82600000, F82365000
    DC22: 363.34/93
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GB1399 .S58 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: TQ, RBG, TN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    references, tables
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    29 June 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Review quote
    "...the book represents a comprehensive view of flood hazard, vulnerability and mitigation which will form an invaluable guide for undergraduate teaching...", , , Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, Volume 24, Number 6#"...a broad and very readable text...", , , Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers#
    Back cover copy
    This book is concerned with the causes and consequences of river and coastal floods and the ways in which people can respond to the flood hazard. Individual chapters address issues such as floods as natural hazards; impacts and interpretations of flood hazard; causes, spatial characteristics and form of river floods and coastal floods; flood estimation; flood defence; flood forecasting and warning; other responses including land use planning and insurance; and a concluding discussion of problems, policies and prospects. Floods has been written by two experienced and successful authors whose complementary skills are combined to give a broad, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the subject which can be used not only as a text book or learning manual but also as an authoritative reference source. This has been achieved by organising and structuring the material to demonstrate the continuity and linkages between the causes and impacts of flooding and the many possible responses to the flood hazard. At the same time the book ensures that discussion of each of the main themes and topics is, as far as is practicable, self-contained. The book is timely in several aspects. It addresses the topicality and universality of floods which are an increasing hazard at a time of global environmental change (climate, land use, population distribution etc.). It also offers the layman and practitioner alike a synthesis and clarification of many individual research efforts near the close of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.
    Table of contents
    THE FLOOD HAZARD IN CONTEXT. Floods: Physical Events and Natural Hazards. Impacts and Interpretations of Flood Hazard. PROCESSES OF FLOODING. River Floods: Geophysical Processes. River Floods: Spatial Characteristics. Coastal Floods. Flood Estimation. RESPONSES TO THE FLOOD HAZARD. Flood Defence. Flood Forecasting and Warning. Mitigating and Managing Flood Losses. Outlook. Appendix. References. Index.