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

 
 
 
 
Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States (Natural Hazards and Disasters)
Author: Dennis Mileti - A Joseph Henry Press book
ISBN 13: 9780309063609
ISBN 10: 309063604
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
Publication Date: 1999-05-18
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 376
List Price: $49.95
 
 

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.