Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

by D.E. Alexander


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780412047510
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/30/1993
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 632
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Alexander is in the Department of Geology and Geography at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Table of Contents

List of tables. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. The Geophysical Agents. 2. Earthquakes and volcanoes. 3. Atmospheric and hydrological hazards. 4. Disasters and the land surface. The Human Impact and Response. 5. Damage and the built environment. 6. The logistics of planning and emergency action. 7. Medical emergencies. 8. The Third World. 9. Disasters and socio-economic systems. Conclusion. 10. Towards an international strategy against disasters. Index.

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