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Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk

The Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, 2015

Editors: Bracken, Louise, Ruszczyk, Hanna, Robinson, Tom (Eds.)

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  • Draws from multiple perspective of the Gorkha earthquake in 2015 to inform Disaster Risk Reduction research and practice
  • Provides reflections and interviews from people caught up in the Gorkha 2015 earthquake and involved in managing emergency response and immediate recovery efforts
  • Includes an investigation on earthquake damage and inappropriate post-disaster responses as well as noting the limited protection offered to monuments and their subsurface heritage
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About this book

This book presents a range of academic research and personal reflections on the Gorkha earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015. For the first time, perspectives from geography, disaster risk reduction, cultural heritage protection, archaeology, anthropology, social work, health and emergency response are discussed in a single volume. Contributions are included from practitioners and researchers from Nepal and Durham University in the UK, many of whom were in Nepal at the time of the earthquake.

Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk explores the event of the earthquake, its consequences and its impacts, to provide a holistic and multi-perspective understanding of this special hazard and its significant ramifications for social, political, economic and cultural aspects of life in Nepal. The book highlights how these multiple perspectives are needed to inform each other in order to develop and shape new ways of thinking and interacting with environmental hazards.

This collection of works will be of interest to students and academics of Environment Studies, Human Geography and Environmental Policy, and will be of particular relevance to those involved in risk research and managing risk and hazard events.

About the authors

Louise Bracken is Executive Director of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience and the Wilson Chair in Hazard and Risk Research at Durham University, UK.

Hanna Ruszczyk is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at Durham University, UK.

Tom Robinson
is an Addison Wheeler Fellow in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction to the Gorkha Earthquake

    Pages 3-13

    Ruszczyk, Hanna A. (et al.)

  • Earthquake Risk Reduction Efforts in Nepal: NSET’s Experience

    Pages 15-43

    Dixit, Amod Mani (et al.)

  • The First 100 Hours: Emergency Response to the Gorkha Earthquake

    Pages 45-61

    Basyal, Gopi Krishna

  • Health and the Nepal Earthquake: Ways Forward

    Pages 63-74

    Bhandari, Ramjee (et al.)

  • The Science of Earthquake Forecasting: What’s Next for Nepal and the Himalayan Region?

    Pages 75-85

    Neupane, Sanchita

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk
Book Subtitle
The Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, 2015
Editors
  • Louise Bracken
  • Hanna Ruszczyk
  • Tom Robinson
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65211-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65211-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65210-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09734-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 192
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