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Enduring Geohazards in the Caribbean : Moving from the Reactive to the Proactive - Serwan M. J. Baban

Enduring Geohazards in the Caribbean

Moving from the Reactive to the Proactive

By: Serwan M. J. Baban (Editor, Contribution by), Angella Cropper (Contribution by), Keith Tovey (Contribution by), Kamal Sant (Contribution by)

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Published: 5th August 2009
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Landslides and flooding in the Caribbean are destructive, endemic forces that destroy homes, businesses and schools, cost millions of dollars annually and kill hundreds of men, women and children. This book promotes a holistic approach for managing geohazards in the region. It emphasizes a preventive, proactive approach rather than a reactive one. It demonstrates and evaluates the use of current approaches and technologies such as geographical information science, remote sensing and geographical positioning systems for managing geohazards. The book is structured in three parts: the first focuses on landslides; the second on floods; and the third on managing geohazards in small island nations including the development of early warning systems.The book is useful for both undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in geohazards and geohazards management, geographical information science, remote sensing, engineering, geography, geology, hydrology, environmental sciences and management. Decision makers in government, industry and commerce will find in this compact overview of flooding and landslides in the region, the best approaches and technologies for managing them.

ISBN: 9789766402044
ISBN-10: 9766402043
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 5th August 2009
Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
Country of Publication: JM
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43