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Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk

The Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, 2015

  • Louise Bracken
  • Hanna A. Ruszczyk
  • Tom Robinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Earthquake Preparedness and Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hanna A. Ruszczyk, Tom Robinson
      Pages 3-13
    3. Amod Mani Dixit, Surya Narayan Shrestha, Ramesh Guragain, Ganesh Jimee, Ranjan Dhungel, Suman Pradhan et al.
      Pages 15-43
    4. Ramjee Bhandari, Chandika Shrestha, Shiva Raj Mishra
      Pages 63-74
  3. Disciplinary Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Hanna A. Ruszczyk
      Pages 125-139
    3. Robin Coningham, Kosh Prasad Acharya, Christopher Davis, Kai Weise, Ram Bahadur Kunwar, Ian Simpson
      Pages 159-181
    4. T. R. Robinson, H. A. Ruszczyk, L. J. Bracken
      Pages 183-192

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.


Disaster Risk Reduction Narratives of Hazard and Risk Gorkha Earthquake Nepal, 2015 Nepal School of Social Work Earthquake Risk Reduction Efforts in Nepal Earthquake Preparedness and Response

Editors and affiliations

  • Louise Bracken
    • 1
  • Hanna A. Ruszczyk
    • 2
  • Tom Robinson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of GeographyDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of GeographyDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom

About the editors

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.

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