Evolving approaches to understanding natural hazards /

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Imprint:Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Description:1 online resource (515 pages)
Subject:Hazard mitigation.
Natural disasters -- Risk assessment.
Natural disasters.
Literature & literary studies.
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Hazard mitigation.
Natural disasters -- Mathematical models.
Natural disasters -- Risk assessment.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11908546
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Other authors / contributors:Tobin, Graham A., editor.
Montz, Burrell E., 1951- editor.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Summary:The 21st century presents many challenges to the hazard manager; dynamic climatic conditions combined with population growth, rapid urbanization, and changing socio-economic relationships are reshaping disaster impacts, community responses, and social safety mechanisms. Indeed, human vulnerability is constantly restructured by the ongoing interplay of physical, social, economic, and political forces. At the same time, reducing vulnerability and enhancing community resilience require policies aimed at mitigating the consequences of disasters as they affect different locations and different grou.
Other form:Print version: Evolving approaches to understanding natural hazards. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015 9781443876094

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