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The Resource Forces of nature and cultural responses, Katrin Pfeifer, Niki Pfeifer, editors

Forces of nature and cultural responses, Katrin Pfeifer, Niki Pfeifer, editors

Label
Forces of nature and cultural responses
Title
Forces of nature and cultural responses
Statement of responsibility
Katrin Pfeifer, Niki Pfeifer, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How do and how did people perceive, manage and respond to natural disasters? How are the causes of natural disasters explained in history, how are they explained today? This volume investigates relationships between forces of nature and human culture in a multidisciplinary context bridging science and the humanities. Forces of nature and cultural responses is divided into four sections: (1) ball lightnings, (2) earthquakes and tsunamis, (3) volcanic eruptions and plagues, and (4) hurricanes and floodings. Specifically, Section 1 investigates theories and case studies of ball lightning phenomena. Section 2 includes a psychological study on the impact of earthquakes on academic performance, a study on tsunami vulnerability and recovery strategies in Thailand and a study on the social and economic aftermaths of a tsunami and a hurricane in Hawaii. Section 3 consists of a chapter on volcanic eruptions and plagues as well as cultural responses in Ancient Times and a study on contemporary vulnerability and resilience under chronic volcanic eruptions. Section 4 investigates the impact of hurricane Katrina on the current jazz scene in New Orleans and cultural responses to floodings in The Netherlands in Early Modern Times."--Publisher's website
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pfeifer, Katrin
  • Pfeifer, Niki
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Human beings
Label
Forces of nature and cultural responses, Katrin Pfeifer, Niki Pfeifer, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Vulnerability and Disaster in Thailand: Scale, Power, and Collaboration in Post-tsunami Recovery
  • Khanin Hutanuwatr, Bob Bolin, David Pijawka
  • Disaster in Paradise: A Preliminary Investigation of the Socioeconomic Aftermaths of Two Coastal Disasters in Hawaii
  • John Lynham, Ilan Noy
  • Volcanic eruptions and plagues
  • Responses to Natural Disasters in the Greek and Roman World
  • J. Donald Hughes
  • Provisioning Capacity: A Critical Component of Vulnerability and Resilience Under Chronic Volcanic Eruptions
  • Graham A. Tobin, Linda M. Whiteford
  • Hurricanes and floodings
  • Ball lightnings
  • Jamming with Disaster: New Orleans Jazz in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Bruce Boyd Raeburn
  • Two Floods Compared: Perception of and Response to the 1682 and 1715 Flooding Disasters in the Low Countries
  • Adriaan M.J. de Kraker
  • Ball Lightning: An Elusive Force of Nature
  • Robert K. Doe
  • The Ball Lightning Controversy: Empirical Case Studies
  • Alexander G. Keul
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis
  • How Does a Series of Earthquakes Affect Academic Performance?
  • Simon Kemp, William S. Helton, Jessica J. Richardson, Neville M. Blampied
Control code
ocn823388148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400749993
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-5000-5
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823388148
Label
Forces of nature and cultural responses, Katrin Pfeifer, Niki Pfeifer, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Vulnerability and Disaster in Thailand: Scale, Power, and Collaboration in Post-tsunami Recovery
  • Khanin Hutanuwatr, Bob Bolin, David Pijawka
  • Disaster in Paradise: A Preliminary Investigation of the Socioeconomic Aftermaths of Two Coastal Disasters in Hawaii
  • John Lynham, Ilan Noy
  • Volcanic eruptions and plagues
  • Responses to Natural Disasters in the Greek and Roman World
  • J. Donald Hughes
  • Provisioning Capacity: A Critical Component of Vulnerability and Resilience Under Chronic Volcanic Eruptions
  • Graham A. Tobin, Linda M. Whiteford
  • Hurricanes and floodings
  • Ball lightnings
  • Jamming with Disaster: New Orleans Jazz in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Bruce Boyd Raeburn
  • Two Floods Compared: Perception of and Response to the 1682 and 1715 Flooding Disasters in the Low Countries
  • Adriaan M.J. de Kraker
  • Ball Lightning: An Elusive Force of Nature
  • Robert K. Doe
  • The Ball Lightning Controversy: Empirical Case Studies
  • Alexander G. Keul
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis
  • How Does a Series of Earthquakes Affect Academic Performance?
  • Simon Kemp, William S. Helton, Jessica J. Richardson, Neville M. Blampied
Control code
ocn823388148
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400749993
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-5000-5
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)823388148

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