Human Geoscience

  • Yukio Himiyama
  • Kenji Satake
  • Taikan Oki

Part of the Advances in Geological Science book series (AGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yukio Himiyama
      Pages 3-18
  3. Earth Surface Realms

  4. Natural Resources and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Yukio Himiyama
      Pages 61-73
    3. Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, Chihiro Kato
      Pages 75-88
    4. Taikan Oki
      Pages 89-95
  5. Natural Hazards and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Yasuhiro Suzuki
      Pages 99-117
    3. Kenji Satake
      Pages 133-144
    4. Setsuya Nakada
      Pages 145-157
    5. Kazuhiro Tanaka, Keiji Asano, Tomokazu Ishihara, Masatoshi Watanabe, Dai Komatsubara, Natsuko Kasirajima et al.
      Pages 167-188
    6. Masahiro Chigira
      Pages 203-229
    7. Akihiko Kondoh, Akira Hama
      Pages 231-246
  6. Global Environmental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Yoshiki Wakabayashi
      Pages 249-260
    3. Yuji Murayama, Ronald C. Estoque
      Pages 261-282
    4. Toshitaka Gamo
      Pages 295-306
  7. Global Sustainability Programmes and Human Geoscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Yoshiyasu Ida
      Pages 309-320
    3. Eikichi Tsukuda, Shinji Takarada, Koki Iwao, Joel Bandibas
      Pages 321-332

About this book


This book is a product of the joint efforts of interdisciplinary academic fields under the integrative framework of human geoscience. Human geoscience is a new genre of geoscience concerned with the natural phenomena that occur on the surface of the Earth and their relations with human activities. It therefore has connections with many fields of geoscience, namely, physical geography, geomorphology, geology, soil science, sedimentology, seismology, volcanology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, and hydrology. It also has strong links to the humanities, social sciences, agricultural sciences, and engineering related to disaster prevention or mitigation. All these disciplines are important fields for understanding disasters and global environmental problems and for evaluating the associated risks comprehensively, then proposing mitigation strategies.
The volume is designed for those who may not necessarily have a geoscience background but have broad scientific interest in understanding the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of geo-disasters and global environmental problems and wish to make the world more sustainable on that basis. The book consists of six parts: I. Introduction, II. Earth Surface Realms, III. Natural Resources and Society, IV. Natural Hazards and Society, V. Global Environmental Problems, and VI. Global Sustainability Programmes and Human Geoscience, which discusses the contribution of this field of science to a new comprehensive framework for global sustainability.


Human geoscience Future Earth Global environmental problem Disaster prevention Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Yukio Himiyama
    • 1
  • Kenji Satake
    • 2
  • Taikan Oki
    • 3
  1. 1.Hokkaido University of EducationSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Earthquake Research InstituteThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Institute for Future InitiativesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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