Unraveling Environmental Disasters

Edited by

  • Daniel Vallero, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Trevor Letcher, Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Unraveling Environmental Disasters provides scientific explanations of the most threatening current and future environmental disasters, including an analysis of ways that the disaster could have been prevented and how the risk of similar disasters can be minimized in the future.
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environmental scientists; management in disaster planning, risk assessment, safety training, and emergency planning; environmental engineers; oceanographers; occupational health specialists; political scientists; city planners; state and local government planners; individuals working in homeland security; chemists; military personnel; oil refinery managers; economists; and pharmaceutical researchers and regulators
undergraduate and graduate students studying environmental disasters


Book information

  • Published: November 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397026-8

Table of Contents

1. Failures
2. Science
3. Explosions
4. Plumes
5. Leaks
6. Spills
7. Fires
8. Climate
9. Nature
10. Minerals
11. Recalcitrance
12. Radiation
13. Invasions
14. Products
15. Unsustainability
16. Society
17. Future
Glossary of Terms