An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada / Edition 1

An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada / Edition 1

by David Etkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402011792

ISBN-13: 9781402011795

Pub. Date: 04/30/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The problems and issues of natural hazards and disasters, both globally and in Canada, are becoming increasingly important since the costs of extreme natural events have been escalating, and significant vulnerabilities exist in Canadian society. Without thoughtful and effective mitigation, these costs and human suffering are likely to continue to increase. An

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The problems and issues of natural hazards and disasters, both globally and in Canada, are becoming increasingly important since the costs of extreme natural events have been escalating, and significant vulnerabilities exist in Canadian society. Without thoughtful and effective mitigation, these costs and human suffering are likely to continue to increase. An assessment of knowledge, research, and practice in risk, hazards and disasters fields is a fundamental step towards the goal of prevention and mitigation. This book on natural hazards and disasters in Canada is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary publication on this subject, and is the result of a national assessment on this topic. A variety of papers from the physical and social sciences explores both the risks associated with these hazards, and adaptive strategies that can be used to reduce those risks. Audience: This excellent collection of papers is intended for academics, professionals and practitioners involved in hazard reduction activities who wish to obtain a better understanding of Canadian natural hazards.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402011795
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

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