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Natural Hazards : Explanation and Integration

Natural Hazards : Explanation and Integration - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-1572300613

ISBN13: 978-1572300613
ISBN10: 1572300612
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 1997
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Natural Hazards : Explanation and Integration - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-1572300613

Graham A. Tobin and Burrell E. Montz

ISBN13: 978-1572300613
ISBN10: 1572300612
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Guilford Press

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This is the first volume to comprehensively take stock of what we know about the geophysical and human aspects of natural hazards, with an eye to developing an approach for managing these events. Unlike traditional texts on the topic, which utilize a hazard-by-hazard approach, the book emphasizes the physical characteristics that hazards share, such as magnitude, duration, and frequency.

Chapters integrate perspectives from the physical and social sciences to identify and describe general principles that can enhance our understanding of the physical, social, technical, and economic forces inherent to extreme geophysical events. Examining the human dimension of natural hazards, the authors consider individual and community perceptions of these events and explore the effects of different attitudes on behavior and response.

The work also addresses the larger picture of hazards policy, shedding light on political and economic factors and providing richly detailed examples of planning-based responses to hazards management.



Table of Contents

1. Natural Hazards and Disasters: When Potential Becomes Reality
2. Physical Dimensions of Natural Hazards
3. Perception Studies: The Individual in Natural Hazards
4. Behavioral Studies: Community Attitudes and Adjustment
5. Public Policy and Natural Hazards
6. The Economic Impacts of Hazards and Disasters
7. Risk Assessment
8. An Integrated Approach to Natural Hazards

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