Book Reviews

Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

“Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management provides to the reader a holistic approach to Crisis and Disaster Management. Man-made and Natural disasters are discussed and analyzed in great detail. In addition to the high level theoretical added value, the book includes a number of real life case studies that complement the theoretical part.” - George Boustras, PhD, Professor in Risk Assessment, Dean of Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration, Director of CERIDES, Editor-in-Chief of Safety Science (Elsevier)

"The first major disasters reported in history to be accompanied by a humanitarian crisis as well, were the Plagues of Egypt. Since then, words like ‘man-made’ and ‘natural disasters’, ‘risks’, ‘humanitarian crisis’ and more, are terms fully interwoven with human history, either in peacetime or during warfare. This present book deals in a very balanced way, both in terms of its subject and its development of issues, through thirteen chapters penned by expert scientists, with all the topics relevant to the aforementioned terms. It is addressed equally to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners." - Professor Dimitrios Emmanouloudis, Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Vice Rector of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Institute of Technology (EMaTTech) and Director of Interistitutional Interdepartmental MSc

"This clearly written, self-contained text presents a novel approach to the management of natural and engineered disasters. Students will find the book easy to follow, and researchers will rejoice in its innovative content. The book strikes an ideal balance between technological and human factors in mitigating disasters, and guides the reader into synthesizing a multiplicity of sources in order to react efficiently to unexpected events. The combination of risk and crisis theories with applications to firefighting, air pollution, and environmental crises makes this a unique book that will be a gem in every scientific library." - Professor Nick Katopodes, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

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Tsunamis: Detection, Risk Assessment and Crisis Management

“This book covers a wide variety of aspects related to the tsunami hazard, vulnerability, and risk mitigation. The collection of papers in the text is very well organized and all the contributions are very well written and easy to understand even by people who are not experts in the field of tsunamology. The book, therefore, is a must-read for catastrophe modelers, risk managers, urban planners, civil engineers, and seismologists alike.” - Dr. Peter Sousounis, Vice-President, AIR-Worldwide, Boston, MA

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