Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Edition number: 2
Publisher: Elsevier
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No. of pages:550 pages
Size:235x191 mm
Illustrations: Approx. 100 illustrations (100 in full color)
Long description:
Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth's biosphere caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes, with important implications for humans. This volume, from Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters Series, incorporates perspectives from the natural and social sciences to offer in-depth coverage of threats from microscopic organisms to celestial objects and their potential impacts. With contributions from expert ecologists and environmental, biological, and agricultural scientists, readers will gain the latest understanding of research on damages, causality, economic impacts, preparedness, and mitigation.

  • Provides inter- and multi-disciplinary research accessible to both specialists and non-specialists
  • Contains full-color tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes
  • Features newly added chapters on emerging hazards and risks in human health, such as the spread of disease
Table of Contents:

1. Introduction 2. Algal bloom 3. Grasshopper Infestations 4. Locust swarms 5. Decline of bees and other pollinators 6. Bark beetle infestation 7. Release of natural enemies 8. Animals as hazards 9. Biodiversity 10. Environmental disease 11. Land degradation 12. Deforestation 13. Ecological impacts of climate change 14. Comet and asteroid strikes