Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States (1999)

Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States
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Disasters by Design:
A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States
(1999)
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Disasters by Design provides an alternative and sustainable way to view, study, and manage hazards in the United States that would result in disaster-resilient communities, higher environmental quality, inter- and intragenerational equity, economic sustainability, and improved quality of life. This volume provides an overview of what is known about natural hazards, disasters, recovery, and mitigation, how research findings have been translated into policies and programs; and a sustainable hazard mitigation research agenda. Also provided is an examination of past disaster losses and hazards management over the past 20 years, including factors--demographic, climate, social--that influence loss. This volume summarizes and sets the stage for the more detailed books in the series.

Topics

  • Explore Science
  • Earth Sciences — Earthquakes, Floods and Natural Disasters
  • Conflict and Security Issues — Disaster Response

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376 pages | 6 x 9
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  • Paperback: 978-0-309-26173-9
  • Pdf full book: 978-0-309-51849-9

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National Research Council. Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1999.

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