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Evolving approaches to understanding natural hazards / edited by Graham A. Tobin and Burrell E. Montz.

Publication:
Newcastle upon Tyne, England : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (512 p.)
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Subjects:
Hazard mitigation.
Natural disasters -- Risk assessment.
Natural disasters -- Mathematical models.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
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
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed June 17, 2016).
Contributor:
Montz, Burrell E., editor.
Tobin, Graham A., editor.
ISBN:
1-4438-8387-5
OCLC:
924632082