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Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States (Natural Hazards and Disasters: Reducing Loss and Building Su)

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Mention Three Mile Island, the Exxon Valdez, the Mozambique floods and the importance of effective disaster preparedness and response is immediately clear. Facing the Unexpected presents the wealth of information derived from disasters around the world over the past 25 years. The authors explore how these findings can improve disaster programs, identify remaining research needs, and discuss disasters within the broader context of sustainable development.

How do different people think about disaster? Are we more likely to panic or to respond with altruism? Why are 110 people killed in a Valujet crash considered disaster victims while the 50,000 killed annually in traffic accidents in the United States are not? At the crossroads of social, cultural, and economic factors, this book examines these and other compelling questions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780309186896
Author:
Tierney, Kathleen J.
Publisher:
Joseph Henry Press
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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