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 University of Melbourne Author 

Title Natural disasters and adaptation to climate change / edited by Sarah Boulter, Griffith University, Jean Palutikof, Griffith University, David John Karoly, University of Melbourne, Daniela Guitart, Griffith University.

Published Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.34 NATU    MISSING
Physical description xiv, 273 pages : illustration, map ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction / David John Karoly -- 2.Climate change and disaster risk management: challenges and opportunities / Madeleine C. Thomson -- pt. I Case Studies from North America / Andrew W. Garcia -- 3.Hurricane Katrina and the city of New Orleans / Andrew W. Garcia -- 4.A brief history of flooding and flood control measures along the Mississippi River basin / Timothy M. Kusky -- 5.The 2003 and 2007 wildfires in southern California / C. J. Fotheringham -- 6.Adapting to extreme heat events: thirty years of lessons learned from the Kansas City, Missouri, extreme heat program / William D. Snook -- pt. II Case Studies from Australia -- 7.Drought and water in the Murray-Darling basin: from disaster policy to adaptation / Stephen Dovers -- 8.After ̀Black Saturday': adapting to bushfires in a changing climate / David John Karoly -- 9.Cyclone Tracy and the road to improving wind-resistant design / George Walker --
Contents note continued: 10.Adaptation and resilience in two flood-prone Queensland communities / Melanie Thomas -- pt. III Case Studies from Europe -- 11.Windstorms, the most costly natural hazard in Europe / Markus G. Donat -- 12.The 2003 heatwave: impacts, public health adaptation and response in France / Karine Laaidi -- 13.Lessons from river floods in central Europe, 1997--2010 / Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz -- 14.Lessons learned from the North Sea flooding disaster in the Netherlands, 1953 / Jeroen Aerts -- pt. IV Case Studies from the Developing World -- 15.Adapting to drought in the West African Sahel / Michael J. Mortimore -- 16.The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: Sri Lankan experience / S. Dias -- 17.Recovery efforts: the case of the 2007 cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh / Munshi K. Rahman -- 18.Coffee, disasters and social-ecological resilience in Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico / Juan F. Barrera --
Contents note continued: 19.Responding to floods in the Nile basin: a case study of the 1997--1998 floods in the Upper White Nile / Declan Conway -- 20.Floods in the Yangtze River basin, China / Su Buda -- pt. V Synthesis Chapters -- 21.Disasters and development / Sarah Boulter -- 22.What next? Climate change as a game-changer for policy and practice / Thomas E. Downing -- 23.Barriers and limits to adaptation: cautionary notes / W. Neil Adger -- 24.Lessons learned for adaptation to climate change / David John Karoly -- 25.Afterword: floods, storms, fire and pestilence - disaster risk in Australia during 2010--2011 / Sarah Boulter.
Other author Boulter, Sarah, 1970- editor.
Palutikof, J. P., editor.
Karoly, David John, 1955- editor.
Guitart, Daniela, 1988- editor.
Subject Storms.
Emergency management.
Disaster relief.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on.
ISBN 9781107010161 (hardback)