Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

ISBN-10: 0471790192
ISBN-13: 9780471790198
Edition: 2007
List price: $71.95
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Description: Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness is designed to introduce students to some of the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impacts of hazards in the context of emergency management. The book defines basic terms and concepts,  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness is designed to introduce students to some of the major principles involved in preparing for and mitigating the impacts of hazards in the context of emergency management. The book defines basic terms and concepts, and describes the key features and characteristics of various hazards, both natural and human that can affect our communities.

Hazards vs. Disasters
Meteorological and Hydrological Hazards
Geological Hazards
Man-Made Hazards
Hazards Management Framework
The Role of the Federal Government
Mitigation Hazards at the State Level
Local Government Power
Community Resilience and the Private Sector
Risk Assessment
Preparedness Activities
Hazard Mitigation Tools and Techniques
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Building a Culture of Prevention
Endnotes
Glossary
Index

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