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An assessment of natural hazards and disasters in Canada

Author: David Etkin; Chowdhury Emdadul Haque; Gregory Robert Brooks
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Kluwer Academic, ©2003.
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Focusing on natural hazards and disasters in Canada, this book is the result of a national assessment on this topic. It explores both the risks associated with these hazards, and adaptive strategies  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Etkin; Chowdhury Emdadul Haque; Gregory Robert Brooks
ISBN: 1402011792 9781402011795
OCLC Number: 51667807
Notes: Reprinted from: Natural Hazards, v. 28, no. 2-3, 2003.
Description: viii, pages 211-589 : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Editorial: Towards a better understanding of natural hazards and disasters in Canada / David Etkin, Emdad Haque, Gregory R. Brooks --
Disaster management and community planning, and public participation: how to achieve sustainable hazard mitigation / Laurie Pearce --
The contribution of philosophy to hazards assessment and decision making / Ingrid Leman Stefanovic --
Forecasting the conditional probabilities of natural disasters in Canada as a guide for disaster preparedness / Mohammed H.I. Dore --
Hazards risk assessment methodology for emergency managers: a standardized framework for application / Norman Ferrier, C. Emdad Haque --
The determinants of disaster vulnerability: achieving sustainable mitigation through population health / John R. Lindsay --
A general framework for mitigation-oriented planning assessments of mobile telecommunications lifelines (MTL) / Peter S. Anderson, Gordon A. Gow --
Weather as a chronic hazard for road transportation in Canadian cities / Jean Andrey [and others] --
Flooding in the Red River Basin --
lessons from post flood activities / Slobodan P. Simonovic, Richard W. Carson --
The effectiveness of flood damage reduction measures in the Montreal region / Benoît Robert, Simon Forget, Jean Rousselle --
Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP) in Quebec: case study of the Chaudière River / Esther Roy, Jean Rousselle, Jacinthe Lacroix --
Storm surge hazard in Canada / Maurice Danard, Adam Munro, Tad Murty --
Tsunami hazard and risk in Canada / John J. Clague, Adam Munro, Tad Murty --
Heat wave hazards: an overview of heat wave impacts in Canada / Karen E. Smoyer-Tomic, Robyn Kuhn, Alana Hudson --
Snow avalanche hazard in Canada --
a review / Chris Stethem [and others] --
Seismic hazard mitigation for buildings / Simon Foo, Alan Davenport --
Geomagnetic hazards to conducting networks / D.H. Boteler --
The vulnerability of Canada to volcanic hazards / Mark V. Stasiuk, Catherine J. Hickson, Taimi Mulder.
Other Titles: Natural hazards.
Responsibility: edited by David Etkin, C. Emdad Haque, Gregory R. Brooks.

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