Urban risk reduction

an Asian perspective by Rajib Shaw

Publisher: Emerald Group Pub. Ltd. in Bingley, UK

Written in English
Published: Pages: 373 Downloads: 707
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  • Emergency management,
  • Risk management,
  • Urban health,
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Rajib Shaw, Hari Srinivas, Anshu Sharma
SeriesCommunity, environment and distaster risk management -- v. 1
LC ClassificationsHT243.A8 U73 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 373 p.:
Number of Pages373
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25556558M
ISBN 101848559062
ISBN 109781848559066

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