Disasters by Design A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States

ISBN-10: 0309261732
ISBN-13: 9780309261739
Edition: 1999
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 6/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 371
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long
Language: English

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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