Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

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Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth's biosphere. Many of these are caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes that have important implications for humans.

This volume, from Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters Series, provides an in-depth view of threats, ranging from microscopic organisms to celestial objects. Perspectives from both natural and social sciences provide an in-depth understanding of potential impacts.

Contributions from expert ecologists, environmental, biological, and agricultural scientists, and public health specialists selected by a world-renowned editorial board Presents the latest research on damages, causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and preparedness and mitigationContains tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Approx. 200 illustrations (200 in full color)
  • 0123964717
  • 9780123964717

Table of contents

1 Introduction

2 Algal blooms Suzanne Mcgowan

3 Grasshopper Infestations Scott Schell

4 Locust swarms Jeffrey Lockwood

4.1 The Australian plague locust Chris Adriaansen

4.2 Desert locust Keith Cressman

4.3 Other locusts Ramesh Sivanpillai

5 Decline of bees and other pollinators Norman Carreck

6 Bark beetle infestation Kevin Hyde

7 Release of natural enemies James Cuda

8 Animals as hazards Rachel M. Cavin

9 Biodiversity Robert M. May

10 Environmental disease Kirsten M.M. Beyer

11 Land degradation Paolo D'Odorico

11.1 Desertification Sarah Harris

11.2 Grassland Degradation Abbey F. Wick

11.3 Rangeland Ecosystems Jay P. Angerer

12 Deforestation Richard Houghton

12.1 Deforestation SE Asia Edgar C. Turner

12.2 Nepal Ram P. Chaudhary

12.3 Deforestation in Latin America Timothy Boekhout van Solinge

13 Ecological impacts of climate change George Malanson

14 Comet and asteroid strikes René A. De Hon
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