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Title Mitigation of natural hazards and disasters : international perspectives / edited by C. Emdad Haque.
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer, 2005.

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Subject Hazard mitigation.
Hazard mitigation -- Government policy.
Natural disasters -- Risk assessment.
Alt Name Haque, Chowdhury Emdadul.
Description 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note "Reprinted from Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change, vol. 10, 2005." Includes page numbers from journal (p. [333]-571).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents sec. 1. Vulnerability, mitigation and response to atmospheric and hydro-climatic hazards -- sec. 2. Development and ethical approaches to mitigation -- sec. 3. National and regional mitigation policies and strategies.
Summary This book examines the aspects of prevention, mitigation, and management of environmental hazards and disasters from an international perspective. In light of the recent debate on climate change and the possible effects of such a change upon increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events, this publication overviews various policy and response discourse. Several case studies, from various countries and world regions, depicting recent experience in mitigation policy and program development and implementation and establishing interlinks between vulnerability and mitigation are presented to provide further insights. This book is primarily intended for academics, policy makers, professionals, and practitioners in hazards reduction activities who look for a better understanding of the complex and dynamic aspects of nature and society. This topic is a well established issue among most sectors of our society since the costs, both human and socioeconomic, of extreme environmental events have been rising astronomically, and significant vulnerabilities exist throughout the world. Without effective prevention and mitigation, these costs are likely to continue to increase, enhancing the uncertainty of societal progress. The knowledge and information embodied in this volume will be of immense benefit to anyone working in this field. Reprinted from: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2005.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9781402045141
1402031122 (Cloth)
9781402031120 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/1-4020-4514-X
OCLC # 262680094
Additional Format Print version: Mitigation of natural hazards and disasters. Dordrecht : Springer, 2005 1402031122 9781402031120 (DLC) 2006455088 (OCoLC)62346604

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