This book brings a paradigm shift in approach to Disaster Management. The book explore the nature of disasters globally and tries to capture the precautionary approach of disaster management. Disaster Management is a vast and detailed subject and the book covers all the aspects related to this field. The book cenceptualizes the birth and evolution of disaster management as an inevitable area of study. Disasters are as old as human history but the dramatic increase and the damage caused by them in the recent past have become a cause of national and international concern. The book analysis the disaster management cycle and covers all the phases in detailed manner. Disasters history have had significant impact on the numbers, health status and life style of populations. The book elaborates the subject of Disaster Management as call of the day and as an unavoidable approach throughout the world. The subject is not only discussed in International perspective but also in context to India. Disaster Management has become part and parcel of our society and its coverage area is widened through this study. The book emphasizes multilevl, multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary approach to Disaster Management and forsee it as a Holistic Approach.