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American Hazardscapes: The Regionalization of Hazards and Disasters
     

American Hazardscapes: The Regionalization of Hazards and Disasters

by Susan L. Cutter
 

ISBN-10: 0309074436

ISBN-13: 9780309074438

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: National Academies Press

Barrier islands. Flood plains. Earthquake faults. Sometimes the environment poses threats to our well being, yet many of us continue to choose to live in risky or dangerous places. And on top of the “knowns†are the other, more hidden hazards related to environmental contamination that pose equally serious threats to our health and

Overview

Barrier islands. Flood plains. Earthquake faults. Sometimes the environment poses threats to our well being, yet many of us continue to choose to live in risky or dangerous places. And on top of the “knowns†are the other, more hidden hazards related to environmental contamination that pose equally serious threats to our health and well being.

But where are these places and what types of hazards are found there? American Hazardscapes examines the risks associated with living and owning property in diverse regions across the United States, offering dual perspectives: that of the geographer and that of the social science hazards researcher. The book summarizes what we already know about regional patterns of hazard events and losses during the previous three decades and goes further to shed light on the nature of the events themselves and their impact on society.

Written for the relocating citizen and the policy maker alike, American Hazardscapes presents a regional ecology of disaster-prone or disaster-resistant states. It also offers thoughts on what local, state, and federal managers need to do to meet the challenge of reducing hazard losses in the next century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309074438
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Series:
Natural Hazards and Disasters: Reducing Loss and Building Sustainability in a Hazardous World: A Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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