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

Dennis Mileti, Joseph Henry Press

Edité par National Academies Press, United States, 1999
ISBN 10: 0309261732 / ISBN 13: 9780309261739
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Titre : Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of ...

Éditeur : National Academies Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1999

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780309261739

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Synopsis : 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.

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