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Creative arts

The Routledge Companion to Accounting History

Authored by
Sam McKinstry

Print publication date: July 2008
Online publication date: May 2009

This chapter examines studies in accounting history which involve the creative arts of architecture, literature, fine art, the graphic arts and film.    Read more...
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Challenging Risk

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
The Editors

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

The late twentieth century and early years of its successor witnessed some terrible disasters involving natural hazards, including the 2004 Indian Oce    Read more...
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Religious Interpretations of Disaster

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
David Chester

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

Clinical psychology notes that people often appeal to deities when coping with severe stress, and this is also observed amongst those who are faced wi    Read more...
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Hazards and Disasters Represented in Film

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
Gregory Berger

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

Humanity has been representing hazards and disasters for a very long time. From cave paintings to science fiction ‘space opera’, or the resigned yet r    Read more...
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Hazards and Disasters Represented in Music

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
Bob Alexander

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

Many popular songs have been written that reference hazards and disasters because of the compelling imagery that can be conjured with such references.    Read more...
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Hazards, Risk and Urbanisation

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
Mark Pelling

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

Humanity seems to be drawn towards an urban model of living. Throughout history civilisations have urbanised, with urban settlements prospering best w    Read more...
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Disaster Risk and Sustainable Development

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
Christopher M. Bacon

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

In late October 2008 Hurricane Mitch slammed into Central America. Vulnerable communities and eroded landscapes suffered disastrous consequences as mo    Read more...
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Introduction to Part II

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
The Editors

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

According to Samuel Johnson’s biographer (Boswell 1822), Johnson refuted a ‘proof’ of the nonexistence of matter by forcefully kicking a large stone.    Read more...
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Hazard, Risk and Climate Change

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
David Simon

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

Climate change is undoubtedly one of the highest-profile environmental concerns of the early twenty-first century, and one with a profound impact on ‘    Read more...
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Coastal Storm

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Authored by
Sebastiaan N. Jonkman

Print publication date: December 2011
Online publication date: March 2012

Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, which struck the US Gulf Coast in 2005, and Cyclone Sidr, which struck Bangladesh in 2007, highlighted coasts as    Read more...
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