Disaster Management 2e

Disaster Management 2e

Author : R Subramanian

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  • ISBN : 9789356742635
  • Pages : 344
  • Binding : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Imprint : Vikas Publishing
  • © year : 2023
  • Size : 6.5 X 9.25

Price : 425.00 340.00

Disaster Management, 2e is an intended textbook for students pursuing a first or an intermediate course on the subject in any undergraduate programme, especially engineering courses such as civil, structural, geotechnical engineering and other specialized courses on the subject. The latest AICTE and the earlier UGC model curriculums have been extensively consulted to design the contents of the book. The UPSC aspirants will find the book useful to prepare short notes on many topics and in answering questions on disasters and disaster management.
The main objective of the book is to create awareness about and understanding of disasters and disaster mitigation measures. It deals with the subject in a structured manner. Starting with an introductory chapter, the book goes to classification of disasters, separate chapters on natural and man-made (anthropogenic) disasters, basic management concepts, four-cycle disaster management, organizational structures in India and other countries, NGOs, ethical issues and case studies. 
It follows the ';assurance of learning' model by enumerating the learning objectives in every chapter, followed by detailed exposition of each objective and ends with a rich suite of assessment questions.

• Extensive coverage of both natural and man-made disasters. Separate chapter on case studies of both types of disasters.
• Provides blueprints of not only rescue & relief but also how to prevent disasters, especially with reference to man-made disasters. 
• Boxed exhibits of particular aspects of past disasters have been provided alongside the text as a learning aid.
• Important codes have been referenced appropriately - both national and international including building design codes of some countries, ILO's code, Codes of Practice by BIS and National Building Code, and Ethical Codes.
• Disaster management agencies have been discussed thoroughly, including the need for international cooperation.
• Current status of disaster management in India and national organization has been included appropriately.
• Vulnerability maps of India and practical projects for students have been included in appendices.

1. New chapter covering pandemics (COVID-19) and environmental disasters.
2. Recent disasters updated throughout the chapters.

• Preface to the Second Edition
• Preface to the First Edition 
• Syllabus-Book Content Mapping
1. Overview 
2. Understanding Disasters 
3. Natural Disasters 
4. Anthropogenic (Man-Made) Disasters 
5. Pandemics and Environmental Disasters 
6. Objectives and Principles of Disaster Management 
7. Disaster Management Cycle
8. Stakeholders and Technological Tools of Disaster Management 
9. International Cooperation and Organisational Structures for Disaster Management
10. Disaster Management in India 
11. Ethical Issues 
12. Case Studies 
• Further Reading
• Appendix 1: Suggested Practical Tasks 
• Appendix 2: Vulnerability Maps of India 
• Apendix 2: Vulnerability Maps of India 
• Index

Primarily for Students of Civil, Structural, Geotechnical & Mechanical Engineering and all UG departments. Diploma in Disaster Management. Also useful for Disaster Management Professionals, Policy Makers

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