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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean World

Bordering on Danger

Editors: Bankoff, Greg, Christensen, Joseph (Eds.)

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About this book

This book examines the dangers and the patterns of adaptation that emerge through exposure to risk on a daily basis. By addressing the influence of environmental factors in Indian Ocean World history, the collection reaches across the boundaries of the natural and social sciences, presenting case-studies that deal with a diverse range of natural hazards – fire in Madagascar, drought in India, cyclones and typhoons in Oman, Australia and the Philippines, climatic variability, storms and flood in Vietnam and the Philippines, and volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis in Indonesia. These chapters, written by leading international historians, respond to a growing need to understand the ways in which natural hazards shape social, economic and political development of the Indian Ocean World, a region of the globe that is highly susceptible to the impacts of seismic activity, extreme weather, and climate change.  


About the authors

Greg Bankoff is Professor of Modern History at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. He has worked and published extensively on both the historical dimension of how societies adapt to risk as well as engaged with contemporary civil defence and emergency management practices in Asia, Australasia and more recently in Europe. His most recent publications include co-authoring The Red Cross’s World Disaster Report 2014: Culture and Risk and a companion coedited volume entitled Cultures and Disasters: Understanding Cultural Framings in Disaster Risk Reduction (2015).

 

Joseph Christensen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia, where he works in the fields of maritime and environmental history. He obtained a BA and PhD from the University of Western Australia. He is co-editor of Historical Perspectives of Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific (2014).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Bordering on Danger: An Introduction

    Bankoff, Greg (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

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  • Revisiting Southeast Asian History with Geology: Some Demographic Consequences of a Dangerous Environment

    Reid, Anthony

    Pages 31-53

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  • ‘The Sea Becomes Mulberry Fields and Mulberry Fields Become the Sea’: Dikes in the Eastern Red River Delta, c.200 BCE to the Twenty-First Century CE

    Tana, Li

    Pages 55-78

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  • ‘The Most Horrible of Evils’: Social Responses to Drought and Famine in the Bombay Presidency, 1782–1857

    Adamson, George

    Pages 79-104

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  • Philippine Typhoons Since the Seventeenth Century

    Warren, James Francis

    Pages 105-141

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
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Hardcover 116,04 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-94856-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 116,04 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95658-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean World
Book Subtitle
Bordering on Danger
Editors
  • Greg Bankoff
  • Joseph Christensen
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94857-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94857-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94856-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95658-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 318
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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